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There are a couple of topics of interest coming up this week in Parliament.
On Monday 22nd, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill reaches day 3 of its Committee Stage in the House of Lords.
On Tuesday 23rd the Home Affairs Committee will hear evidence on Modern Slavery.Read more »
Norfolk County Council launched the new Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) on Wednesday 17 October. CADS aims to improve how agencies in Norfolk work together to keep children safe and ensure that all children are getting the right support, as soon as safeguarding concerns are raised.Read more »
The Home Office is writing directly to chief executives of 17,000 businesses telling them to open up about modern slavery in their supply chains, or risk being named as in breach of the law.
Businesses with a turnover of more than £36 million must publish annual transparency statements, known as a Modern Slavery Statement ...Read more »
You are invited to the official launch of the Norfolk Against Scams Partnership Partner Event. The event will be taking place Thursday 15 November 2018, 09:30 – 13:00 in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2DH.
The event will be an exciting opportunity for partners and those interested in becoming partners to find out more about the partnership.Read more »
Norfolk Trading Standards team are highlighting the following scams:
Yesterday the Housing and Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler MP gave a speech to the Modern Slavery and Homelessness conference.Read more »
As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, today the government has published an updated 2016 to 2020 hate crime action plan. This included a thematic review of evidence on hate crime. The plan sets out work undertaken over the past two years across Government, policeRead more »
The University of Suffolk and University of Essex are organising very interesting conference event to discuss community-based approaches to tackling domestic abuse. The FREE to attend event will also encourage open discussions on “What Works” and ...Read more »
At the beginning of October the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) ran two training events. Both events were very well attended. The first was a workshop led by Dr Lindsey Pike from Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), which looked at coercive and controlling behaviour and safeguarding.
The second was a seminar with Dr Adi Cooper OBE, exploring partnership working and effectiveness in adult safeguarding.Read more »
A Norfolk man has been jailed for four years after he stole nearly half a million pounds from his elderly mother to pay off loans and fund his lifestyle. 66-year-old Gary Woodley, of Norwich Road in Aylsham, pleaded guilty of fraud by abuse of position and ...Read more »
A Norfolk care-worker who was found guilty of sex offences against a vulnerable woman has been jailed for 11 years.
Smith was arrested by Norfolk Police’s Adult Abuse Investigation Unit the day after the incident in Great Yarmouth in July 2016 ...Read more »
There are a number of topics of interest coming up next week in parliament.Read more »
On Tuesday 09 October MPs discussed the issue of modern slavery in the UK debated. The debate was led by Gareth Snell MP (Labour, Stoke on Trent). The Local Government Association (LGA) have produced a briefing which is available on the LGA website.
Concerns raised across the floor included …Read more »
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) publish an annual assessment of health and social care in England. State of Care looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.Read more »
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the government's response its report on Universal Credit and the increased risk posed by its single household payment to survivors of domestic abuse. Commenting on the Government’s response, Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair of the Committee, said: “This response…Read more »