Topics for this month:

Sun Safety

The Teenage Cancer Trust found that 61% of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using sunscreen in order to get a ‘better tan’. As the weather gets hotter, we need to be more knowledgeable about keeping safe in the sun than ever before.

The damage done to young skin can lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it’s vital to help young people protect themselves in the sun. The teenage cancer trust have launched a safety campaign to help raise awareness of how to stay safe in the sun. 

Safety at Music Festivals

Many of our learners may be spending time over the summer attending festivals. Going to a festival can be an amazing experience, but there are hazards and people need to be aware of how they can keep themselves safe. A website called Festival Safe has information for whether it is their first time and what they are to expect, camping advice, alcohol and drugs advice and much more.

Please access this link and information so that you know how to keep yourself safe.

#NoMoreKnives Campaign

As knife crime in the UK continues to rise, there are a number of campaigns launched around the UK, particularly in Liverpool, to help prevent Knife crime in the city. After Sam Cook’s death and the fatal stabbing of Adam Ellison; Police, local radio stations and newspapers, Liverpool City Council, local boxing and sports clubs, Liverpool John Moores University and many more, are all supporting the campaign to help raise awareness around the city.

ITV news worked with Aintree hospital to produce a short film to show how the emergency services are handling the troubling increase of knife crime. The film was broadcast and can be found here:


An overview leaflet has been designed to help capture the information of;

  • Protecting Children and Young People from radical influence
  • How radicalisation occurs
  • What are the warning signs
  • Sign posting and useful contacts

Click here for more information;

Did you know?…

According to a 2017 report, online jihadist propaganda gets more clicks in Britain than in any other European country. (The New Netwar: Countering Extremism Online – Policy Exchange Sept 2017)

Updated Guidance: Working together to Safeguard Children 2018

The guidance for ‘Working Together to safeguard children’ has now been updated to reflect changes in the law, including the Children and Social Work Act (2017). This guidance should be read alongside the ‘Keeping children safe in Education’ which both set out the responsibilities and duties schools, colleges and educational providers have when safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.