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Study links obesity and mental health problems in children

A new UK study has identified close links between obesity and mental health problems in children. Researchers from the University of Liverpool found that children who were obese at 7 years old were more likely to experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression by the time they reached 11. They found the risk […]


Care ‘crisis’ sees more people asking for care, but less receiving it

A report from an influential think tank has warned that the social care system in England is in a state of “crisis” as more people request care services but fewer are receiving them. The study from the King’s Fund discovered there has been a 2% rise in new requests for adult social care services since […]


New IOSH event to tackle LGBT stigma in construction

An event organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is set to address the stigma experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in the construction industry. The unique full-day event, taking place this week on Thursday 25th April, is being held by IOSH’s London Metropolitan Branch. Workplace obstacles It will […]


Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: body image issues

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May and focuses on the theme of body image. The annual awareness week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001, will look this year at how we think and feel about our bodies and raise awareness of how body image worries […]


Government accused of ‘utter complacency’ on fire safety in schools

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of showing “utter complacency” on fire safety in schools. It comes as the government admitted that just 15% of new school buildings are being fitted with sprinklers to tackle fires, despite the fact that the FBU has advised that all “newly-built schools and other high-risk buildings […]


Children face ‘postcode lottery’ for mental health care

A new report from the Children’s Commissioner suggests that many children in England face a “postcode lottery” when it comes to mental health care. Figures suggest that, overall, spending on children’s mental health services, such as school counsellors and drop-in centres, has risen by 17%. The report found, however, that specific areas spending high sums […]


Safeguarding concerns reach record high in Hertfordshire

It is estimated that more than 9,000 safeguarding concerns have been raised in relation to older adults at risk in Hertfordshire in the last 12 months, representing a record high. Data suggests that the county recorded a total of 9,609 adult care safeguarding concerns during 2018-19. This amounts to an average of 26 concerns being […]


April is National Stress Awareness Month

The beginning of April marked the start of National Stress Awareness Month 2019 in the UK. Held every April since 1992, Stress Awareness Month is designed to increase public awareness of stress, including its causes and solutions. The Stress Epidemic The Stress Management Society says we are experiencing a “modern stress epidemic,” citing research from […]


Watchdog and code of conduct to tackle ‘online harms’

New government proposals for tackling “online harms” such as grooming include an independent watchdog and code of practice for internet sites. The Online Harms White Paper, jointly published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office, suggests that websites should be fined or blocked if they fail to protect […]


CQC and HSIB to promote safety and wellbeing in NHS care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) have reached a new agreement about how they will work together to promote the safety and wellbeing of people receiving NHS care in England. The formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement, published last week, is underpinned by three basic principles: They will respect […]


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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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