Topics for this month:
Updated Prevent Duty
The government have updated and redeveloped its resources for educational establishments in England, including independent training providers like JTM, around the Prevent Duty.
The Prevent duty: safeguarding learners vulnerable to radicalisation
The guidance is for those who working in education settings who have safeguarding responsibilities for keeping children, young people and adult learners safe in schools, colleges and further education independent training providers.
The guidance is designed to explain the Prevent referral process and the statutory responsibilities to keep children, young people and adult learners safe from the risk of extremist ideology or radicalisation; and will prepare DSLs and other staff, to respond effectively and get support for people who may be being exploited by radicalising influences.
Sections to read in the new guidance include:
The Prevent duty: an introduction for those with safeguarding responsibilities.
Within this section, you will find staff responsibilities in relation to the Prevent duty, including spotting any concerning changes in behaviour that may indicate a safeguarding concern. If staff have any concerns about a child, young person or adult learner’s welfare, they should speak to their Safeguarding Team immediately. You will also find information in this section around the online training.
You can view the updated Prevent Duty website here:
The Prevent duty: an introduction for those with safeguarding responsibilities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Understanding and identifying radicalisation risk in your education setting.
This section provides further information on the types of radicalisation risks and how children, young people and adult learners may become vulnerable to radicalisation. You will also find links to resources to help explain and identify the different types of extremist threat to the people that you are working with.
Please visit the following link for more details:
Understanding and identifying radicalisation risk in your education setting – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Attack at Dover immigration centre
Counter Terrorism Policing Southeast (CTPSE), who have been working with Kent Police since the initial notification of this incident, have recovered evidence that indicates the attack at an immigration centre in Dover on Sunday 30 October 2022, was motivated by a terrorist ideology.
During the attack, a number of crude incendiary devices were thrown outside the premises by a man who arrived at the scene alone in a car, with two people subsequently receiving injuries.
A number of significant witnesses have been spoken to during the course of the investigation and a number of items of interest have been recovered, including digital media devices. Evidence from examining these items suggests there was an extreme right-wing motivation behind the attack.
There is currently nothing to suggest the offender was working alongside anyone else and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.
As part of the government’s newly-updated Prevent duty for educational establishments, such as JTM, you will find information around the different types of radicalisation and extremism, and how children, young people and adult learners become vulnerable to these.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 4.5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.
A growing number of men – around 10.8M globally – are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides.
Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. Movember fund ground-breaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up research and motivating men to take action for their health.
For more information, please visit: https://uk.movember.com/
Christmas Jumper Day 2022
What is Christmas Jumper Day?
Christmas Jumper Day is Save the Children’s annual event which raises money for children in the UK and across the world. Every December, millions of people across the United Kingdom (and beyond!) put on a festive outfit at their workplace, school or with friends and make a donation to help give children the magical future they deserve.
When is Christmas Jumper Day?
Christmas Jumper Day is on Thursday 8 December and JTM will be taking part so look out for our Christmas Jumper pictures on social media!
When was the first Christmas Jumper Day?
Since 2012, millions of people have put on their jazziest jumpers for one day in December, donated £2 to Save the Children, and helped make the world better for children in the UK and around the world.
This year is going to be the best yet. This year, the UK government’s promised to give the same amount as you give. Every time you give £2 to Save the Children, they give £2.
Double the funds, double the fun!
With all that extra cash, Save the Children can totally work its magic in Kenya, where, every year, 74,000 children die before reaching the age of five.
They will help mums-to-be, new mums, tiny babies and bigger kids get the food and medicine they need to be strong and healthy. This will be around 200,000 people that will be helped – just by wearing a super-Christmassy sweater!
For more information please visit:
Anti- bullying Week
We are a little late in covering this but the messages and information promoted are useful and important at any time.
Anti – bullying week took place from 14 to 18 November 2022 and had the theme Reach Out.
Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach.
This year’s theme aims to empower people to do something positive to counter harm and hurt that bullying causes. From kids to teachers, influencers to parents, this year’s theme aims to involve everyone. “It takes courage, but it can change lives.
How to help someone being bullied.
People who are being bullied can feel really distressed and it can have a serious impact on their life and health. In very serious cases bullying could lead to self-harming, or even suicidal thoughts. Often other people don’t realise the effect that bullying has when it goes on day in day out.
You may be wondering how you can help someone who is experiencing bullying. There are usually quite a lot of pointers that someone is being bullied and if you see or hear any of them you’re in a good position to help. Below is some things you can do if you are worried that a friend is experiencing bullying at school.
- If you are at school, let a teacher know what you suspect
- If you are in a workplace, maybe let your colleague know that you are there for them
- Go with the person being bullied and back up what they say to the teacher
- Tell the person being bullied that you’ll can help them to tell their parents
- Tell your parents or an adult you trust
- Agree with your friends that you will all make it clear to the person doing the bullying that you don’t like what they’re doing
- Keep a diary of what you see going on so that you can give a reliable account of what has been happening
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when someone bullies others using electronic means. This might involve social media and messaging services on the internet that are accessed on a mobile phone, tablet or gaming platform. The behaviour is usually repeated and at times can be as subtle as leaving someone out of a group chat or cropping them out of a picture.
One of the biggest differences between cyberbullying and face-to-face bullying is that cyberbullying can be hard to get away from. Bullying can happen anywhere, anytime – even when at home.
Bullying at work
Bullying at work can take shape or form in many different ways. If you feel as though you are experiencing bullying in the workplace, this can be a very devastating and distressing issue and bullying can affect your emotional health. You may be feeling very low and anxious at the thought of going to work and facing the individual or group that may be subjecting you to this and the bullying may also be affecting family life. Click on the links for help where there is lots of workplace bullying advice that may help including help on writing letters of complaint and more.
For more information, advice and someone to talk to please visit:
How to report scam texts and mobile calls to Ofcom via 7726
Criminals often impersonate legitimate organisations in an attempt to dupe their victims and leave them out of pocket. So it’s important to be extra cautious if you receive a text message about a parcel you may be expecting, for example, or a call claiming to be from your bank.
Ofcom research found that eight in ten people experienced some form of phone scam last summer, but fewer than two in ten reported them to the relevant authorities.
But there’s an easy, free service you can use to report suspicious texts or calls you might receive on your mobile, called 7726.
What is 7726?
7726 is a number that most mobile customers using UK networks can text to report unwanted SMS messages or phone calls on a mobile. The number ‘7726’ was chosen because it spells ‘SPAM’ on an alphanumeric phone keypad, which is a handy way of remembering it.
Ofcom have provided the videos below to instruct you on how to report scam texts and calls:
How to forward a scam text to 7726 on an iPhone: https://youtu.be/wb-FaJmjJaI
How to forward a scam text to 7726 on an Android: https://youtu.be/B7LY1NmYCsw
How to forward a scam mobile call to 7726 on an iPhone: https://youtu.be/XxYSPseveYk
How to forward a scam mobile call to 7726 on an Android: https://youtu.be/-VCe8GgXWv0