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- Barnado’s blogpost on white privilege did not breach charity laws
Charities regulator says post deemed ‘ideological dogma’ by Tory MPs was in line with the Barnado’s mission
Barnardo’s did not breach charity laws when it published a blogpost on its website discussing racial inequality and white privilege, inadvertently thrusting it to the centre of a culture wars row, the charities watchdog has ruled.
The Charity Commission, which regulates charities in England and Wales, in effect rejected a complaint made in December by the backbench Common Sense Group of Tory MPs and peers who had argued the blog was “ideological dogma” that put Barnardo’s in breach of its charitable purposes.Continue reading...
- UK workers feel pressure to hide mental health concerns, survey finds
As staff are urged to stop working from home, employees report feeling less resilient and stressed
Workers feel under pressure to disguise their mental health struggles from colleagues despite feeling less able to cope than they did before the pandemic, according to research released as the government advocates a return to the workplace.
About half (51%) of respondents to a survey said they felt under pressure to put on a brave face at work, while four in 10 said they felt less resilient since the Covid crisis struck.Continue reading...
- Status of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas still not recognised by NHS
Ministers pledged people inoculated overseas but registered with GP in UK would be able to get vaccine record updated by end of July
Ministers have been criticised for their failure to let some people vaccinated overseas have their double-jab status recognised by the NHS, after a promise the system would be changed to enable them to do so by the end of July was not met.
In the final week before the Commons broke up for recess, the vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, sought to reassure MPs that the government was working quickly to help those who were inoculated overseas but registered with a GP in the UK.Continue reading...
- Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll
Co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careers
Prof Sarah Gilbert has had quite a year. The co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been made a dame, been given an emotional standing ovation at Wimbledon – and now a Barbie doll has been made in her honour.
Gilbert, who led the development of the Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem).Continue reading...
- Covid vaccination map of Australia: which areas have the highest and lowest vaccine rates?
The federal government has released statistics for vaccination rates by area. Here you can see the Australian coronavirus vaccine rate figures and data as an interactive map, or a sortable table
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The Australian government has released data on vaccination rates by geographic area for every state and territory in Australia. Here we present that vaccine rate data in both a map and table view.
The map shows the vaccination rates for people aged 15 and over by SA4 (statistical area 4) regions.Continue reading...
- ‘At times you feel like an imposter’: why care experienced social workers need their own associationBy Ian Dickson and Mike Starr Most care experienced social workers will know the feelings of doubt and discomfort in meetings, at times feeling like an imposter. The fear of daring to share intimate feelings about life in care and…
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- Directors urge ‘dismantling’ of children’s social care market in face of ‘immoral’ feesThe children’s care market should be “dismantled”, with profits eliminated or capped and services delivered by councils, in the face of “immoral” fees charged by providers, directors have said. The North East branch of the Association of Directors of Children’s…
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- Government signals shift towards national adoption services under latest strategyThe leadership, commissioning and delivery of adoption services would be increasingly carried out at a national level, under government plans set out this week. In its latest adoption strategy, the Department for Education announced a national lead for the 31…
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- Third Vaccine Dose May Protect Those With Autoimmune Diseases
- Taxis and Takeaways: Are Covid Vaccine Incentives Going To Work?
- Why This Is The Moment To Make Your Family 'Mission Statement'
- Boris Johnson Blamed For 'Unforgivable' School Closure Delays And Exam Chaos
- Turkey Wildfires: Heartbreaking Photos Show People Left To Battle Blazes Alone
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- 'Don’t expect a survivor to tell you her experience of undergoing FGM'
Specialist social workers explain how they support women and girls affected by the practice
When social worker Sam Khalid [not her real name] first began working with women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), she found there wasn’t much awareness of the brutal practice in the UK.
She was in her first year at university, in 2011, on a placement with a Women’s Aid team. “The service I was placed in was just starting its FGM unit, and I learned about the practice and met and spoke to many survivors,” she says.
This article was amended on 12 December 2018. An earlier version referenced statistics from a recent Guardian article which was taken down after the Guardian was notified of a fundamental error in the official data on which it was based.Continue reading...
- We want to attract the right people with the right values to social care | Caroline Dinenage
New government recruitment campaign will raise the image and profile of the sector
This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of our amazing NHS, but we must not forget that adult social care is also marking 70 years. The National Assistance Act 1948 that created many of the core elements of the modern social care system came into effect on the same day as the NHS act.
In the NHS’s birthday month we have heard many stories of the dedicated nurses, doctors and support staff who have been saving and transforming lives across its seven decades. While these staff are rightly seen as the backbone of the NHS, hardworking care workers, nurses, social workers, managers and occupational therapists are, likewise, the foundation of the adult social care sector – and they have been on the same 70-year journey as colleagues in health. They are two sides of the same coin – inseparable and essential to each other.Continue reading...
- The UK project giving refugees another chance at childhood
Young refugees face unspeakable trauma to get here. But a cross-charity initiative is helping them to rebuild their lives
It is hard to be an adult when you feel like you haven’t had the chance to be a child.
This simple statement has stayed with me over the last 12 months of working with young refugees and asylum seekers. Among them, a 17-year-old boy forced to sleep in a railway station for months; and another who witnessed the killing of his brother and father and escaped from his home country in fear of his life.
We can’t take away what they’ve been through, but we can ensure they have something to look forward toContinue reading...
- UN: spend an extra £5tn by 2030 to tackle global 'care crisis'
Report highlights risk of rising inequality against women worldwide
The world economy faces a looming “care crisis” risking further division between men and women across the planet, according to a UN report calling for governments and companies worldwide to spend at least an extra $7tn (£5.3tn) on care by 2030.
Making the case for spending on support for children, old people and the neediest in society to double by the end of the next decade, the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) warned demographic changes alone mean the current path for care funding falls far short of requirements.Continue reading...
- Theresa May got it wrong with her cash boost for the NHS. Here's why
Assessing what the health service needs is essential before giving it more money to meet demand
Four key things were missing from Theresa May’s announcement of extra money for the NHS.
There was no admission that there is an NHS crisis that needs tackling. Or that money is needed now for both the the health service and social care. Without this emergency cash injection, there will be insufficient time and resource to make the necessary preparations to avoid a repeat – or indeed worsening – of last year’s winter crisis in the NHS and social care with the trail of waits, delays, suffering and extra deaths that accompanied it.Continue reading...
- Development Nutshell: round-up (16m) of FP2P posts, w/b 26th July
What's blocking progress in fixing the Global Water Crisis?; Why Oxfam is talking about race; How does Innovation happen in Systems?
- Development Nutshell: round-up (16m) of FP2P posts, w/b 19th July
A TripAdvisor in development?; How Covid has driven up inequality in Supermarket Supply Chains; Links I Liked; Micro, bottom-up research can shed new light on power and politics in fragile places, but it’s REALLY difficult!
- Development Nutshell: round-up (26m) of FP2P posts, June/July
Links I Liked x2; What 6 case studies taught me about how research has impact; How to build and maintain trust at the interface of policy and research (and some challenges for NGOs); the case for investing in water, sanitation and hygiene; A Humanitarian 'Cheat Sheet' that should definitely be on your weekly reading list; MEL Consultants – what are they good for?; How can we make sure Covid-driven localization in aid endures after the pandemic?
- Development Nutshell: round-up (21m) of FP2P posts in June
Links I Liked; Anti-corruption and democracy; what does the post-cuts UK aid programme look like?; how an anthropologist influenced the International Criminal Court; Are surprise/novelty important in research? How has Covid affected fathers and gender equality?
- Development Nutshell: round-up (16m) of FP2P posts, w/b 24th May
Links I Liked; UK aid cuts have been a political & human train wreck so far, but that could/should change; 2021 State of Civil Society Report - a great new summary; Defending civic space during and after the pandemic
Opinion | The Guardian
- Ben Jennings on Boris Johnson’s travel watchlist chaos – cartoon
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- The Guardian view on Covid confusion: travelling blind | Editorial
Days of chaos over the traffic light system have highlighted divisions and distrust at the heart of government
Throughout the pandemic, Boris Johnson and his ministers have repeatedly been guilty of chaotic messaging, fostering uncertainty where clarity was needed. This summer, true to form, there has been unnecessary confusion over the requirement to isolate when pinged, muddle over mask wearing as Covid restrictions eased and the bewildering saga of the baroque “traffic light” system for foreign travel.
Mr Johnson’s summary ditching of a proposed “amber watchlist” category – warning that a given destination may soon enter the red list – removes the prospect of another layer of jeopardy for holidaymakers planning trips. This is good news for airlines and the travel industry. But the system, with its existing five categories of risk, remains absurdly complicated. And most importantly, the risk of importing new variants remains. It would have been useful to know the views of the chief of the Joint Biosecurity Centre, whose job, after all, is to advise on travel rules. But as the Guardian revealed on Tuesday, Clare Gardiner, the previous incumbent of the post, quietly quit in June. She has yet to be replaced.Continue reading...
- The Guardian view on Simone Biles: a beam of light | Editorial
The gymnast’s difficulties in Tokyo resonate in a year when mental health in sport has risen to the fore
It’s not often that a bronze medal becomes one of the biggest stories of an Olympic Games. But the return of Simone Biles to the Ariake centre in Tokyo on Tuesday to take part in the balance beam final after withdrawing from five other events would have made headlines even had she not ended the session smiling on the podium, clutching medal and sunflowers.
It was a fabulous finish to an incredibly difficult few days for Biles, who won the same medal in Rio in 2016 along with four golds. For fans, the bounceback is bound to raise hopes that the 24-year-old may not be about to retire from the sport she loves, but which has taken a toll on her mind and body. (Another gymnast, Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari, won silver in the floor event aged 30.) But while it is impossible not to be thrilled that Biles was able to compete, her experience resonates because of what she didn’t achieve as well as what she did.Continue reading...
- Britain could be taking the lead in tackling the climate crisis. Where’s the ambition? | Keir Starmer
Ahead of Cop26, the Tories are failing to act on their promises. Labour’s bold green recovery plan shows what could be done
It used to be said of a good politician that they were able to make the weather. The metaphor has acquired a literal sense in recent years as humanity’s effect on the climate has become clear. In early July, downpours and flash floods hit parts of Glasgow. As I begin a two-day visit to the city tomorrow, the world is looking ahead to November, when countries’ representatives will gather in Glasgow for the 2021 UN climate change conference (Cop26). The world is looking to Britain, as host of the summit, to deliver. We cannot afford to miss this moment, but I fear we will.
The urgent need for a coherent response is in front of our very eyes. In recent weeks flash floods have immobilised parts of Britain, Germany and China. Towns built on rivers have been destroyed and there have been frightening scenes of train commuters trapped underground in rising water. Record heatwaves and fires have ravaged parts of North America. All over the world, unusual weather events show that dystopia is not on the horizon. It is here today, all around us.Continue reading...
- A decade after the riots, so little has been learned
Keith Flett on enduring anger at a system that delivers for the few, Prof Joe Sim on punitive retribution, and Andy Stelman on lessons unlearned
On 4 August it will be 10 years since police shot dead Mark Duggan in Tottenham Hale (Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn, 30 July). It is true that things have changed since the shooting and the events that followed it. Tottenham became a centre for craft beer and London’s only urban cheesemaker. New multi-storey flats surround my central Tottenham abode, very few affordable for existing inhabitants.
But none of that, as David Lammy argues (A decade after Tottenham burned, social alienation means riots could happen again, 30 July), is of much use to those – far too many – who have to rely on food banks to get by and whose future job opportunities look difficult at best.Continue reading...
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- Runs 5 July – 6 August 2021. Continuous learning and development in the workplace is much more than continuous training. Whilst it is up to everyone to become a lifelong learner and keep up to date with what’s happening in their industry or profession to remain employable, it’s also up to L&D departments to help […]
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- Next public workshop: 24 May – 18 June 2021 Although L&D departments have traditionally focused on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their job – it’s just that they are not aware of it or make the most of it. So, […]
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- 12 April – 7 May 2021 Modern training is not just about digitising current training events but thinking differently about what is appropriate for today’s workforce. There are two (4 week) workshops so you can take one or the other or both IN ANY ORDER. In the first we focus on creating fundamental training initiatives, […]
- Modern Training Part 1 (Online Workshop)
- 1 – 26 March 2021 Modern training is not just about digitising current training events but thinking differently about what is appropriate for today’s workforce. There are two (4 week) workshops so you can take one or the other or both. In the first we focus on creating fundamental training initiatives, whilst in the second […]