Quest Training Monday News Issue 17: 25th October 2021
Updated: Apr 11
Quote of the Week:
'Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.'
Please find below some information you may find useful. These can be used towards the 20% Off The Job Learning Records
Providers report 17% vacancy rate as staff shortages ‘threaten to overwhelm the sector’
Sajid Javid has been urged to immediately boost care worker pay after a survey found most providers were having to turn down requests for care with their vacancies running at 17%.
Children's Social Care Review
The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care has published a summary of the more than 300 submissions received in response to its Case for Change, which set out the Review’s early thinking about what needs to change in the children’s social care system in England. The feedback summary shares the messages from answers to questions in each chapter of the Case for Change highlighting where there is agreement and where views differ.
Understanding behaviour as communication: Co-regulation
This hugely valuable article on the 'Hey Sigmund' site is well worth a read as an introduction to the concept of co-regulation. Although it is aimed at parents, it is equally applicable to staff working with children and young people and looking for ways to understand, contain and manage what it calls 'big behaviour'. Having a structure and theory base to fall back on reduces risk in behavioural incidents for everyone involved.
What parents and carers need to know about social bots
Around one in every three people has been fooled (even if only briefly) into thinking a social media bot was a real person. Evidence suggests that bots are increasingly being used on social platforms to artificially amplify the popularity of a person or movement, to influence political outcomes and as accessories in phishing scams – so their ability to deceive us is becoming more of a concern.
Clocks turn back! Dark nights ahead
We'll soon be setting the clocks back an hour and summer-time will end. The resources below will help remind children, including teenagers, about road safety and keeping safe in the dark.
Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents https://www.rospa.com/media/documents/road-safety/teaching-road-safety-a-guide-for-parents.pdf
Safety First – Cycling at Night https://www.cycletraining.co.uk/cycle-training-and-cycle-safety/safety-first-cycling-at-night/
Teaching road safety: guide for educators https://www.brake.org.uk/how-we-help/raising-awareness/schools-and-families
Road safety teaching resources for children https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources/
Be Bright, Be Seen Poster https://6282.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Be_Bright_Be_Seen-A5-Flyer.pdf
Keeping Children Safe in the Dark https://firstaidforlife.org.uk/keeping-children-safe-in-dark/
Be Bright Be Seen https://brightkidz.co.uk/initiatives/be-bright-be-seen/