Quest Training Monday News Issue 23: 13th December 2021
"If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain" -Dolly Parton
Word Wall Activity:
Safeguarding - Fact or myth?
We can celebrate Seni’s Law, but the fight for justice isn’t over
After years of campaigning, Seni’s Law was enacted on 7 December 2021. In 2018, the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act was passed by Parliament. The culmination of long years of campaigning by the family of Olaseni Lewis, who tragically died after prolonged restraint by a group of police officers in 2010, this legislation sought to reduce the use of restraint in mental health inpatient services, and to prevent horrific cases such as Seni’s from occurring ever again.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes Case
The horrendous and cruel treatment of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes at the hands of his father and his partner has disturbed many of us. The Government has launched a national review and local inspection 'to determine what improvements are needed by the agencies that met him in the months before he died.'
New NSPCC Podcast
NSPCC Learning has released a two-part podcast series about recognising and responding to child neglect. Over two episodes the NSPCC’s development lead for neglect talks to expert practitioners who have worked with children and young people experiencing neglect. The episodes cover: what neglect is; why it can be challenging to conduct assessments around neglect; why neglect happens; and what can be done to support parents or carers when there is neglect.
Modern Slavery Update
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has updated its modern slavery guidance for England and Wales. The guidance now makes it clear that where someone is suspected or claims to have been coerced or directed to commit a crime as a result of modern slavery; police or law enforcement, as far as possible, will fully investigate the situation before the CPS make a charging decision. It is expected that this will help to increase the number of prosecutions of criminals perpetrating modern slavery offences, while safeguarding against the criminalisation of children and adults who have been trafficked.