August Newsletter

Stephen Bloor Newsletter

Summer 2018, and the month of August is traditionally quiet.

There is a breakdown of our common trends.

All this months resources are aimed at colleague support for mental health.

There is an additional story on the current epidemic of monkey dust in Stoke on Trent and surrounding areas.

A reminder to complete the refresher course as those 200 colleagues who haven’t as yet completed, are passed the deadline.

There will be more updates coming in September 2018 relating to Keeping Children Safe in Education, and we aim to get all induction training for new colleagues on line by the end of September.

Current Total People Safeguarding Trends – August

Current trends

Self harm, and learner lifestyle.
50% of reports are connected with learners lifestyle. That could be problems at home, drug addictions and self harm.
Follow this link to identify local resources via post code to support your learners.
Follow this link to identify local support

Learner behaviour
This month one of our top reports are linked to learner behaviour. We have a number of reports around substance abuse,self harm and discipline issues.
A significant change on the horizon in the government document “Keeping Children Safe in Education” is the requirement that all colleagues read and understand the organisations discipline/behaviour code.

Look out for the update in September.
Attendance,behaviour or performance – any change in these could be an indication of s safeguarding matter.

Safegaurding refresher course – on line

Safeguarding Refresher 2018

Monkey Dust Epidemic

Since April, 170 incidents involving monkey dust have been recorded by the West Midlands Ambulance Service – 131 of these in Stoke on Trent. Many of these are young people.
Take a look at the report to see its impact!
Is there room in your programme to discuss the impact of drug abuse, and support anyone who is addicted and wants to change!


Had one of those days at the office?

A toolkit for managing your stress levels.

How can I help a friend whose struggling with mental health issues?

A view from a poet and musician on radio 5 live.

Looking after your mental health on line

Addicted to likes ?
Do you get on line jealousy?
How do you protect yourself from on line offensive content?

July Safeguarding Stats

There were
Learner Concerns

Information or low level
There were
Unresolved Concern

Moderate Level
Were reported to the relevant authorities

High Level

How to report a concern?
This was covered in your induction but if unsure click here

Unresolved concern are concerns that still require monitoring from either Safeguarding or from the reporting person. Please ensure that you update Safeguarding of the outcomes to learner concerns so they can be closed.

Our concern levels are as follows:
Information – At present staff member is monitoring the situation
Low Level – Staff member presenting doesn’t require involvement from the Designated Person
Moderate Level – The concern may require input from the Designated Person
High Level – Staff member requires immediate action from the Designated Person