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CitizenAid

Sadly, we live in complex and disturbing times with a 'highly likely' risk of terrorism as we have seen in Manchester, and again on Saturday night in London. The first few minutes after an incident are the most important when attempting to save lives. Four experienced...

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Safeguarding Adults

With recent stories of tragedy in Florida schools and real cases of abuse and neglect in the care sector in the news constantly I think it’s a good time to refresh our safeguarding knowledge. Safeguarding Adults - The Care Act 2014 defines adult safeguarding as...

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Prevent

With the recent capture of the final 2 Jihadists known as the “Beatles” the radicalisation agenda rears its head again asking the question - Did we do enough to prevent these British lads from being radicalised? Maybe a good time to refresh our knowledge? “'Prevent'...

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Mental Health

A health and wellbeing subject we haven’t looked at before, Mental Health. Many people are still reluctant to talk about mental health issues despite national and local radio and TV campaigns designed to raise awareness and understanding. So what do your learners...

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Skills for Care

This month I have decided to look at the state of the sector as depicted by Skills for Care in its resent publication ‘The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ I think it’s important that we don’t under estimate the challenges that the...

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Sustainability

Hi all Sorry to talk trash but it’s time to recycle this important topic... Ice breakers: Do you recycle at home? Do you think companies do enough to help the environment? Is it really worth all this effort to recycle? Why recycle - It all just goes into a land fill...

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Prevent

I hope you had a good weekend.  Let’s explore the PREVENT agenda this week.  We are tasked with introducing PREVENT to all students so let’s remind ourselves what is it? “'Prevent' is a government strategy aimed at stopping people being drawn into terrorism.” It has 2...

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The Lone Worker

Maybe one of the most relevant topics for your clients?  Working in care usually means lone working, often during anti-social hours and in various private homes.  So what do your students think about how safe they are and how they can be safer?  Here are some...

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Equality of Opportunity

Welcome to our first Topic of the Week.  Let’s start the conversation with the equality question. Where are we at with the equality of opportunity agenda?  Has the world accepted equality or is it just a few countries?  Are we really making any headway?  A varied set...

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Freedom of Speech

A tricky topic this month.  “Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment.” However the news links below show how complex a subject this is.  So what do your students think? Some...

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Discrimination

Last time we looked at equality in general so before moving on to other topics let’s explore this subject a little further. Wednesday was International Women’s Day.  In the news are current stories of individuals challenging corporate dress codes, flexible working and...

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Ageism

This month we explore the topic of ageism.  Maybe a well-known subject, understood by all, but maybe a subject that is really ignored or at best brushed under the mat?  It will be interesting to see how seriously your students take this topic compared to religious...

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Beacon successfuly renews Matrix Standard

Beacon Education Partnership has been accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide support to individuals to make learning and work more accessible – the Matrix Standard. Achieving the Matrix standard has been a long term goal...

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