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Hoarding classed as a medical disorder by WHO

Hoarding has been classed as a medical disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO), five years after the NHS recognised hoarding as a disorder. Hoarding is described as 'an accumulation of possessions due to excessive acquisition of, or difficulty discarding possessions regardless of their actual…

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Survey: LGBT+ and inclusivity in care homes

NHS Norwich CCG and the LGBT+ Norfolk Project are currently seeking views of the LGBT+ community on access to care homes and inclusivity in care homes. The deadline for completion is Saturday 15 September 2018. The results of the survey will be used to develop…

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NSAB 2018 survey – headline results

As many of you will know, NSAB recently ran a survey to get feedback on Norfolk’s safeguarding adult work. A big thank you to everyone who took part or helped promote it to colleagues and partners. We had 1,203 returns of which 887 were fully completed and 316 partially completed. Further work is still to be done on analysing the findings, including the 36 results from people supported by Opening Doors to complete the survey.

Here are the key findings so far:

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7 minute briefings – what topics would be helpful?

One of our key priorities is to support our network partners in their safeguarding work with clear information and guidance. To help this we have just added a ‘7 minute briefing’ about Safeguarding Adult Reviews to our website.

The 7 minute briefing is a technique borrowed from the FBI.

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Helping to promote the plan

Last week NSAB's Board Manager gave a presentation on how partners can help use and promote NSAB's strategic plan to 50 plus colleagues at the Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support providers meeting. Afterwards Mary Morgan the manager from Merle Boddy House Mid Norfolk Mencap's residential home got in touch.

It was exciting to hear how she is planning to ...

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What’s Safeguarding? Free keep safe sessions for service users

Norfolk County Council is pleased to be able to offer a number of free sessions which will be delivered by their excellent safeguarding training provider St Thomas Training. These sessions will offer a safe and supportive environment, for adults with care and support needs, to

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Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

The Alzheimer's Society has published a Dementia-friendly rural communities guide. It is designed to help all types of rural communities increase awareness of dementia and become more dementia-friendly. It contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community.

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Safe car wash app

The Safe Car Wash app has been launched to help spot modern slavery in hand car washes. Hand car washes have been identified by the Gangmasters’ and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) as a sector where there is a higher risk of modern slavery and labour…

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New rules for charities on automatic disqualification

New rules come into force on 1 August 2018 which widen the scope of the current automatic disqualification rules for charities. Jo Coleman from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has written a useful summary of the new changes. The main aim of the new rules is to impose tighter restrictions on who can run or lead a charity.

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What is the definition of child trafficking?

Child trafficking is a crime against a person, and child smuggling is a crime against the state. Human trafficking victims are tricked, forced, threatened or otherwise coerced into moving to a situation in which they are then exploited for labour, sexual acts, domestic services, identity…

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Government called on to act on domestic abuse risk under Universal Credit

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has warned that single household payments of Universal Credit could put claimants living with domestic abuse at risk of harm. The Committee says that the Government must ensure its wider determination to tackle domestic abuse is reflected and embedded…

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Anti-slavery app will help us spot potential victims of labour exploitation

The charity Unseen has launched an app to make it easier to identify and report suspicious activity. The App provides a simple guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and reporting concerns in confidence to free more victims of slavery. The app was developed…

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County lines event: download the presentations

In July, the Local Government Association (LGA) hosted a conference on county lines issues and tackling child criminal exploitation.

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New protocol for emerging concerns

Eight health and social care regulators and other bodies have signed a new agreement to help them share concerns with each other more effectively. The emerging concerns protocol seeks to provide a clearly defined mechanism for us to share information and intelligence that may indicate risks…

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Reforming the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards system

On 4 July 2018 a new Bill was introduced to the House of Lords to reform the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system. The current DoLS system places a disproportionate and significant burden on the adult health and social care system and because of…

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