Solihull environmental health team provide the following:
• Food hygiene inspections (school kitchens)
• Registration as a food business
• Training on food handling for PTA and other groups
• Advice in the event of an infestation (eg: rats, mice, insects)
• Advice in the event of a food poisoning outbreak
• Advice in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease
Food hygiene training for catering staff is provided by Solihull Catering Services.
Free seasonal flu vaccinations are now available for all council staff, in particular frontline staff who are in regular, direct contact with the public and service users. Having a flu jab is safe and helps protect you from serious illness as well as helping us protect the most vulnerable people that we support.
There is a limit on the number of vouchers available so please only order a voucher if you will definitely use it. Staff eligible to receive a free vaccination from their GP should use that service rather than the staff scheme.
Please use these links below to apply for a vaccination voucher either individually or for a group of up to ten colleagues. To avoid delays please check that all data is entered correctly. You can choose to receive an email or SMS text to take to a Boots pharmacy.
Employees who do not have email or SMS access, or are unable to ask a colleague to print off the voucher for them, should telephone the contact centre on 0121 704 6000.
Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2019.
For more information contact Kim Westman on 0121 704 6922.
Please find attached the link to the revised KCSIE (2019). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
The detail on the substantive changes is listed in Appendix H, page 108 of KCSIE (2019).
Key points are:-
- Upskirting (page 10 paragraph 27 and page 89).
- Changes to new local arrangements under the new local safeguarding children partnership. An update on this will take place at the Designated Education Safeguarding Lead’s conferences.
The revised model child protection policy is available at https://www.solgrid.org.uk/education/safeguarding/child-protection/.
The revised model safeguarding policy is available at https://www.solgrid.org.uk/education/safeguarding/.
Senior Education Safeguarding Officer
Clean air day is coming up and this is a great chance to raise awareness in the classroom of the issues that we are facing locally and nationally around air quality especially if you are thinking of taking up the offer of diffusion tube monitoring.
There is a schools toolkit on the clean air day website, link below, that will provide you with useful activities and tips for how you and pupils can get involved.