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Board of Governors fined for preventable injury to pupil

The board of governors at a primary school have been fined after a failure to control safety risks left one pupil with a serious injury. Governors from St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Mossley pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and were fined £4,000 after a pupil was forced […]


Figures reveal rise in use of restraint in mental health trusts

New figures have revealed that the number of incidents of physical restraint in mental health trusts in England have increased every year since 2013, so that they are now occurring, on average, every 10 minutes. Data obtained from 40 mental health trusts across the country showed that patients were restrained a total of 59,808 times […]


Could commuters ‘make all the difference’ in preventing rail suicides?

A new campaign has been launched to encourage commuters to step in and engage with vulnerable people they see near railway tracks to help prevent suicide. The campaign ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ has been developed by Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the Samaritans in order to give people the confidence to intervene when […]


Teachers and nurses most affected by work-related stress

A new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that teachers and nurses are among the workers most affected by work-related stress in Britain. The figures for work-related stress in the UK during 2017 showed that it accounts for almost half of all sick days taken from work, with those working in […]


Her Majesty weighs in on conkers health and safety debate

Her Majesty the Queen has become an unlikely advocate for the traditional playground game of conkers after defending it against those who would ban it for health and safety reasons. The Queen has recently filmed a new ITV documentary with Sir David Attenborough which is due to air next year and follows the progress of […]


Care providers given deadline for sleep-in shift backpay

Last week, the government announced a new sleep-in shift pay compliance scheme to identify backdated pay owed to care workers. Under the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS), which has been developed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), employers will be given 12 months to review and identify what backpay they owe […]


Looked-after children need better mental health support

The children’s commissioner has said that all children in care should be provided with support for their mental health, while the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) recommends mental health training for all those who work with them. Anne Longfield told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that the care system had not put enough focus […]


Hotel reviewing safety procedures after fireworks injuries

A bonfire night party at a hotel was quickly cancelled this weekend after a box of fireworks malfunctioned, injuring 14 people. Organisers at the Antrobus Hotel in Amesbury, Wiltshire, said they were “saddened” by the incident. The hotel is now reviewing its safety procedures as Wiltshire Council investigates the incident. The Health and Safety Executive […]


Government consults on changes to child safeguarding guidance

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on proposed changes to key child safeguarding guidance in England. The consultation, which will run until the end of the year, relates to significant revisions suggested for the Working together to safeguard children statutory guidance, following legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017. […]


Keep safe while enjoying fireworks this Bonfire Night

This weekend, many of us will be flocking to firework displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes night in style with a roaring bonfire, spectacular pyrotechnics and perhaps some tasty hot food and warming drinks! But, while the traditional bonfire and firework display can be great fun and something that many look forward to, if it is […]


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