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Managing professional difficulties: procedure published

Professional disagreements should be seen as part of ‘healthy’ professional working relationships and practitioners should be encouraged to give and/or receive professional challenge in a constructive and positive way.

This Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) procedure is to assist practitioners and agencies in finding a resolution when they have professional difficulties in relation to the safeguarding of an adult with care and support needs at risk of abuse and harm.

Regardless of professional difficulties, priority must be given to protection of adults with care and support needs, whose safety must be paramount.

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Deaths involving malnutrition have been on the rise: NHS neglect is not to blame

An increase in the number of people dying in hospital with a diagnosis of malnutrition has prompted understandable concern. One leading charity has described the figures as “shocking.” But as Myer Glickman, Head of Quality & Methods in the Health Analysis and Life Events Division at the Office for National Statistics explains, many factors other than poverty or neglect lie behind the data.

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New Train the Trainer dates

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) in partnership with KP Social Care Training Ltd is pleased to announce more dates for Train the Trainer Safeguarding Adults Awareness.

 

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Evidence-based research on abuse & neglect

Advice and guidance on abuse and neglect from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE have a number of evidence-based research reports and guidance on abuse and neglect. Click here for SCIE: Abuse and neglect reports

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NGOs ordered to provide safeguarding assurances to DfID after Oxfam scandal

The Department for International Development has been tasked with conducting a new audit of safeguarding arrangements at non-governmental organisations that deliver UK development aid in the wake of revelations about the conduct of Oxfam staff in Haiti. International development secretary Penny Mordaunt gives charities two-week deadline…

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Oxfam scandal: Penny Mordaunt to meet National Crime Agency

Penny Mordaunt the International Development Secretary, is to meet investigators from the National Crime Agency to discuss the Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal. Speaking at a child protection summit in Stockholm, Mordaunt said she would attend an appointment with the NCA after meetings with charity leaders, regulators…

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Oxfam sexual abuse scandal spreads to UK charity shops

The sexual abuse scandal engulfing Oxfam’s operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former head of safeguarding described the situation where adult volunteers working with child volunteers do not require criminal record checks as an “extraordinary loophole”. In an…

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Men's Shed Fakenham - open meeting 12 March

The Men's Shed are holding an open meeting on Monday 12 March
2018 at 10am to 11.30am at Fakenham Library, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9DY

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Human trafficking and Modern Slavery - FREE training

There are still a few places available on the NHS England Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery workshop. 

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Church of England ‘facing two years of abuse revelations’

The Church of England is facing two years of revelations about sexual abuse and attempts to cover it up, its ruling general synod has been told. Responding to reports the Church is dealing with more than 3,000 reports of sexual abuse within its parishes, the Bishop…

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RCGP - Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Toolkit

Important information for all Norfolk's GPs, have you go your copy of the *Royal College of General Practitioners* - Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Toolkit? The toolkit provides information, templates and handy guides. This assists in developing the knowledge of, and use of relevant…

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Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities - Charity Commission

In light of the allegations of abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti, charity trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk, the Charity Commission revised…

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Homelessness Reduction Act to come into force

The Government has announced that the Homelessness Reduction Act, which introduces new homelessness duties for councils, will come into force on 3 April 2018.

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Failed NHS trust caused 'unnecessary harm' to patients

Patients at the failed Liverpool Community Health (LCH) suffered unnecessary harm because a senior leadership team was out of its depth, says a report seen by BBC News. Failed NHS trust caused 'unnecessary harm' to patients: BBC News

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One in five women have been sexually assaulted, analysis finds

One in five women in England and Wales have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, according to official analysis of violent crime figures. The latest release of findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales shows more than 510,000 women…

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