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Great support for NSAB survey in the first week

Thank you everyone who has filled out the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Survey (NSAB) 2018 survey so far. Organisations across Norfolk have been helping promote the survey. Just a few examples include:

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Carers action plan 2018 to 2020

The government has published its plan setting out how they will improve support for carers in England over the next 2 years. The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work around the following themes:

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

This review was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve. The purpose of the review is to understand the reasons for: rising rates of detention under the Act the disproportionate number of…

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NSAB 2018 survey opens

Norfolk Adult Safeguarding Board (NSAB) is running a survey to understand safeguarding concerns in Norfolk.

The survey opens today Monday 11th June and closes on Monday 9th July at 5pmClick here to take the survey.

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Adult modern slavery - documents for local authorities

Together with the London Working Group, the Human Trafficking Foundation has produced several resources to help Local Authorities improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors. These resources will also be helpful to other partners, particularly the definitions and indicators guide.

Resources include:

  • Definitions and Indicators
  • Statutory duties and powers
  • Referral pathway for adult victims 
  • National Referral Mechanism (NRM) Process Guide 
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# Latest alerts from Norfolk Trading Standards #

Norfolk Trading Standards team are highlighting the following scams:

Please pass on and share with your networks.

Reporting scams

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Safeguarding in English schools - House of Commons Library briefing

This House of Commons Library briefing (Commons Briefing papers CBP-8023) provides information on the safeguarding responsibilities of schools in England, including:

  • the role of governing bodies, head teachers and school staff
  • the inspection of safeguarding
  • safe staff recruitment
  • procedures for dealing with allegations against members of staff
  • Updated guidance
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Join the Norfolk Against Scams Partnership

It is a crime that so many people fall victim to, including one Norfolk man in his 80s who lost more than £85,000 as a result of it. However, it is also one so few are willing to talk about.

According to Norfolk Trading Standards, more ...

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Housing organisations called to Make a Stand against domestic abuse

NSAB is calling on all housing organisations in Norfolk to support - Make a Stand against domestic abuse.

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) president Alison Inman has launched an appeal to housing providers to tackle domestic abuse. Make a Stand has just been launched and centres around a pledge that the CIH have developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and ...

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LGA publish Crime and disorder report

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published its Crime and disorder report. The perception of crime and disorder is a key influencing factor in the quality of life in an area. This report, updated quarterly, provides an in depth overview of crime in any selected…

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Changes to CQC guidance for providers

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have updated their guidance on how they monitor, inspect and regulate adult social care services. The key changes are:

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Review published by Cumbria SAB

Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board has published the findings and learning from a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) by Margaret Flynn into incidents of physical, sexual and emotional abuse of residents in a Cumbrian nursing home, Beacon Edge.

Beacon Edge was owned and run by BUPA Care Homes ...

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Job opportunities with Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care

Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care (previously known as Victim Support) is currently recruiting to a number of exciting opportunities for the victim care service

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An overview of the Data Protection Act 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Home Office have published a overview guide to the Data Protection Act 2018. Schedule 18 of DPA (2018) cover data sharing for Safeguarding of children and of individuals at risk.

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