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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.

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Almost a quarter of 14-year-old girls self-harm

A new report suggests that almost a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed. The report from The Children’s Society reveals that, in a survey of 11,000 UK children, 22% of girls and 9% of boys had harmed themselves on purpose in some way in the 12 months prior to participating in the questionnaire. Even more […]


80% of MPs support extra funding for adult social care

Findings from a new survey reveal that more than four in five MPs (84%) support extra funding for adult social care services. The poll of 150 MPs, commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), found that the majority of cross-party MPs agreed that more funds should be provided to councils to help them provide services […]


Judge rules school exclusion ‘unlawful’ for child with autism

The exclusion from school of a boy with autism has been ruled as unlawful. The exclusion occurred after the boy hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, pulled her hair and punched her in February 2016. The boy was given a one and a half day exclusion. This month, the upper tribunal judge ruled that excluding children with […]


Warning for young asthma sufferers ahead of school return

As many children and their parents start to prepare for the new school year starting in September, a warning has been issued to remind those with asthma to use their inhalers regularly. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued the warning in an attempt to prevent a spike in asthma-related hospital admissions this September, […]


£60,000 fine for health and safety breaches

Earlier this month, Shell UK was fined £60,000 for health and safety breaches. The case was brought to Aberdeen Sheriff Court, after an incident on 10 November 2014 left a technician severely injured. Shell were found to be in breach of Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and pleaded […]


ITV success ‘not possible’ without good health and safety

ITV Studios serves up award-winning content to millions of viewers every year, but they are clear that this would “not be possible” without good health and safety management. Key figures from the channel are due to speak at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) annual conference in Birmingham next month about how to […]


Skills for Care advises providers on improving health and wellbeing

Throughout August, Skills for Care are focusing on supporting employers in the adult social care sector to improve health and wellbeing for a happy, healthy summer. The independent workforce development charity has been sharing a wide range of resources which are designed to assist adult social care providers to enhance the health and wellbeing of […]


Hospital confirms plans to care for patients at home

Looking ahead to anticipated bed pressures this winter, one hospital has confirmed its plans to treat many ‘in-patients’ in their own homes. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital says it is planning to trial the new ‘virtual ward’ initiative for 12 weeks later this year in order to combat “very high levels of demand,” as experienced last […]


Regular, moderate exercise reduces poor mental health

Findings from a recent study suggest that taking part in regular exercise reduces poor mental health, particularly if it is “social and mindful.” A US study of 1.2 million people found that regular physical activity of around 45 minutes in duration, carried out three to five times a week, was most effective for improving mental […]


Midlands man saves son’s life with newly installed defibrillator

A 15-year-old boy is perhaps not the first person that comes to mind when you think about a cardiac arrest victim. Stuart Askew’s son, Ethan, was a healthy and active teenager before he collapsed during a school P.E. lesson. It transpired that Ethan had a random genetic heart condition, where one of his coronary arteries […]


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The trainer for the course did an excellent job in bringing his experience and knowledge alive to make this Fire Marshal course very enjoyable and interesting

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