For information only to any families who maybe interested.
The University of Sheffield Korea Society will be holding their third annual Korea Day festival on the 1st of March, 12pm-5pm in the Octagon Centre of the University of Sheffield.
The Festival is mainly divided into two aspects;
First we have the cultural experience booths. Here, guests will be able to play traditional Korean games, experience Korean Calligraphy, and also have the opportunity to try on the Korea traditional outfit. We will also have professionals explaining Korean skincare and selling selected products. Furthermore, we will also be hosting Korean restaurants, so there will also be the opportunity to try authentic Korean food!
The second aspect of Korea Day is the live performance. The live performance aims to integrate traditional and contemporary Korean culture and will include K-pop, Taekwondo, and traditional Korean opera. There will also be the fun opportunity to participate in a ‘Random Play Dance’ of K-pop songs at the end of the event!
 
As you can see, this is a fantastic opportunity for students in Sheffield, and this is definitely not an event to be missed. The entry will be free for children aged under 12. Tickets to the event are £5 and can be bought from the following link: https://yoursu.sheffield.ac.uk/groups/korea-society/events/korea-day-2020
 
For group of 10 or more, each student will have 20% discount and each group should be accompanied by a full price paying parent or guardian. However, please inform that they should contact us previously via this email address if it is a group. Please be aware that there will be filming and recording of the event. 

Need-to-know: is my child ready to be left alone?

There is no legal age at which children may be left home alone, but parents can be prosecuted for neglect if it puts them at risk of injury or suffering.

This guide gives sound advice and useful tips to help parents decide in which situations they may leave their children home alone, and what they need to do to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

It explains the risks of leaving babies and younger children unattended, and provides helpful advice on what qualities and experience to look for when choosing a babysitter or appropriate childcare.

There is a quiz for parents and children which explores how the child feels about being left at home alone and what they might do in different scenarios, such as a power cut or if someone came to the door. Parents can fill in the ‘while I’m away’ pull-out with times and contact numbers and stick it on the fridge before they go out.

Also useful for any service or professional offering parenting advice to new parents and those caring for young children or teenagers.

 

Download Home alone: is my child ready to be left alone? (PDF)

 

Bea Kay
Safeguarding Children Advisor, Education
Quality Assurance & Involvement Service, People Portfolio
                                       
Further information at: Safeguarding Sheffield Children website

Dear Parent / Guardian,
Attitudes in the UK are changing positively towards organ donation in the adult population but we
have a long way to go in improving organ donation rates from children and young people, and in
doing so help save the lives of thousands of people waiting for an organ transplant.
In the UK, consent rates for children's organ donation are well below the national average for the
adult population, with less than 50% of families agreeing to their child becoming an organ donor
when approached at the end of their child’s life.
In 2017/18 when there were over 1500 organ donors, only 39 organ donors were aged 16 years or
younger. This is having a huge negative impact upon children in the UK waiting for a life saving
organ transplant where the wait for a new heart for example, means waiting 2-3 times longer than
an adult.
Legislative changes for organ donation in the UK will most likely have the greatest impact on donation from adults but in March 2019, NHS Blood & Transplant launched it's first ever children's
strategy to try and help bridge the gap between the successes seen in adult organ donation in
comparison to children.
By taking part in this anonymous survey, your answers will help our understanding of the challenges towards children donating their organs at the end of their lives, and help us to identify possible changes that we can make to improve this situation.
To take part in the survey, please use the following link -
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D8FS36C
Thank you again
Dr Simon Steel
Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Member of the Paediatric National Organ Donation Committee, NHS Blood & Transplant