Quest Training Monday News Issue 22: 6 December 2021
“Money don't make my world go round
I'm reaching out to a higher ground" - Des'ree
International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3rd December 3
The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in some key aspects of society. As a result, they do not enjoy access on an equal basis as others which includes areas such as transportation and employment but also social participation like politics or entertainment.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls on the 3rd of December each year, with the aim of promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities.
Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 10th December
Christmas Jumper Day is a fun way for everyone in your workplace, office or school community to get involved with raising money for Save The Children. Everyone wears their festive jumpers on December 10th and raise funds through sponsorship pledges per jumper worn by colleagues and friends. This means that 100% of proceeds goes directly to supporting children around the world who desperately need help right now!
What parents and carers need to know about age-inappropriate content - #WakeUpWednesday
According to research carried out by the British Board of Film Classification, last year 60% of children had to talk to their parents after viewing something online that had left them feeling uncomfortable, scared or confused. One in seven (13%) teens said that watching content online that they later wish they hadn’t seen is a daily occurrence.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than half of the content reported by children featured either violence, hate speech or explicit sexual material. Social media often acts as a gateway to this material: trending topics tend to be seen whether they were searched for or not. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide examines this and other sources of inappropriate online content.
Icy conditions and winter weather (Health and Safety Executive)
Slip and trip accidents increase during the Autumn and Winter season for a number of reasons: there is less daylight, leaves fall onto paths and become wet and slippery and cold weather spells cause ice and snow to build up on paths.
There are effective actions that you can take to reduce the risk of a slip or trip. Regardless of the size of your site, always ensure that regularly used walkways are promptly tackled.