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*Update* Public Health – COVID-19
12 Mar
Update Please find attached "Coronavirus FAQs for Schools" ____________________________________________________________ Dear Headteacher, Advice for all schools and educational settings You may be aware that advice for travellers from affected areas has recently changed and it has come to our attention that this may affect children and staff returning from school trips. Please be aware that this is a fast-evolving situation and we will continue to share any new advice at the earliest opportunity. For further information please see attached letter from Public Health England. ______________________________________________________________ F.A.O. All Schools Please see related link below to access guidance relating to COVID-19 COVID-19 Guidance (Gov.UK) Sarah Turner, Health Protection Lead Nurse Health Protection Unit Public Health, Upper Ground Floor, Stockport Council Tel No: 0161 474 2441 Email: sarah.l.turner@stockport.gov.uk
Important Information Regarding Occupational Health
25 Feb
Important Information Regarding Occupational Health Stockport Council is changing its Occupational Health Provider. Stockport has worked in collaboration with a number of AGMA Councils through a rigorous procurement process and Optima Health have been chosen to provide Occupational Health Services from the 1st April 2020. Optima Health are a leading supplier of Occupational Health (OH) services in the United Kingdom. Employing the largest pool of employed, skilled medical practitioners outside of the NHS, they support more than 150 customers and 800,000 employees throughout the UK. During the period of transition managers will not be able to make any occupation health referrals to the current provider after 13th March 2020. New referrals to Optima can only be made from the 1st April. It is a requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & the Data Protection Act (2018) to notify employees that individual employee medical files will be transferred to Optima Health from our current OH Provider. This transfer of records will enable our Occupational Health programme to continue and allow Optima Health to offer impartial medical advice to help employees and managers of the Council. Please be reassured that the transfer will be undertaken in line with current legal requirements and in such a way as to ensure confidentiality at all times. Please see the Occupational Health Privacy Notice on the SMBC website for further information regarding data collection: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/privacy-notices/about-your-council-counselling-and-occupational-health-referrals
Making a referral to the Channel Panel
24 Feb
Colleagues If you are concerned about someone being at risk of radicalisation and wish to make a referral to the Channel Panel you should follow this link - https://www.stockport.gov.uk/the-channel-process/making-a-referral-to-the-channel-panel . I also include a link to guidance for schools and child care providers https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty . If you have any questions or queries please call me and I will be happy to assist. I am also happy to provide guidance if you are unsure about a case and when to refer. Kindest regards Julia Safeguarding Lead- Education Services Safeguarding Children Unit Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 0161 474 5657
Back to school - Order your Design and Print materials
06 Jan
Happy New Year to all our customers! We’re ready to take your design or print orders! We specialise in school logo design to supplying schools with all new printed material, from school stationery to exterior signage. Some of the work we have carried out for Stockport schools include the design and supply of: • Printed exercise books • A new school prospectus • School folders • School letterheads • Signage • Banners • Certificates • School branded pens • Celebration stickers/badges • Assembly certificates • Induction information • Event materials Our award winning team will work with you every step of the way and will respond to your request within 24 hours. So if you are looking to refresh your schools brand, or looking to order a new school prospectus, folder, stationery, school exercise books or website for your school, please contact us by calling 0161 474 3061 or emailing communications@stockport.gov.uk – we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Support Services is on Twitter !
28 Jun
Stockport Support Services is now on Twitter!! Give us a follow @Support_SMBC and keep up to date with all of our Services, upcoming training and be the first to hear of what's new in Support Services!