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Young people targeted in campaign to recruit more care workers

A campaign to recruit thousands more care workers is targeting young people in England. The Every Day is Different campaign is being promoted across social media and other online platforms in order to encourage people aged under 40 to enter the care sector, which currently has over 100,000 vacancies and could face increased staffing pressures […]

Are health and safety fears causing children’s playgrounds to close?

It’s been claimed that a rise in injury claims could lead to the closure of adventure playgrounds across the country. After a leading insurance company opted to stop insuring some children’s playgrounds that it deemed too high-risk, there are fears that as many as 70 volunteer-run playgrounds could be facing closure. Zurich Municipal took the […]

Police record 9,000 online child sexual offences in a year

Data recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that police recorded more than 9,000 child sexual offences with an online element in one year. Figures for the 12 months from October 2017 to September 2018 show that child sexual offences with an online element made up 16% of the total number of […]

Age UK says 50,000 older people have died waiting for social care plan

National charity Age UK estimates that 54,000 older people – equating to 77 each day – have died while waiting for a new plan to fund social care. The government first announced its plans to publish a social care Green Paper in March 2017, but the plan has been subject to several delays and 700 […]

First Response Training cements partnership with sector-leading care organisation

First Response Training has worked closely with national care provider Dimensions for over a decade, and the two companies are now embarking on the next phase of their exciting partnership. Dimensions provide support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. They focus on enabling the individuals they support to have a louder voice […]

IOSH provides ten tips for talking about mental health at work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has outlined some key ways in which organisations can broach the subject of mental health at work. The world’s largest professional body for occupational safety and health has developed its own training course, IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing, to help create healthier and more productive workspaces, […]

Do you know the dementia risk factors?

A recent study by Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that half of UK adults are unaware of the key dementia risk factors. The charity asked 2,361 people if they could identify the six known risk factors for developing dementia, as well as a protective factor against the disease. They found that around half of those […]

More than £1m available for digital social care solutions

NHS Digital is making more than £1 million worth of funding available to support local authorities in the UK with digital social care projects. As part of the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP), ten authorities will each receive up to £30,000 to help fund the design of a digital solution to address specific issues […]

Social media is failing children, warns Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has written to leading social media companies to urge them to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children. Following the suicide of 14-year-old Molly Russell, Ms Longfield says that social media companies are still treating children as an “afterthought.” Molly Russell killed herself after viewing distressing images of self-harm on […]

New food labelling laws proposed to prevent allergy deaths

Changes are being proposed to strengthen food labelling laws and prevent more people dying as a result of allergies. Following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered an allergic reaction to a sandwich she bought from Pret a Manger in 2016, four new options are being put forward for labelling food which has been […]


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We would like to take the opportunity on behalf of our fostering agency to thank you and especially your trainer for delivering an excellent, highly professional and concise training course to our foster carers. We did enjoy the day and we would like to have this trainer as our tutor in any future training courses.

Agency Manager - Foster Care Agency – Worcester
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