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Mental capacity / modern slavery: being discussed in Parliament

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.

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Norfolk's new Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS)

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.

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Open up on modern slavery or face further action - Home Office tells business

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 ...

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Invitation to Norfolk Against Scams Partnership event

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.

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Minister's speech to Modern Slavery and Homelessness conference.

Yesterday the Housing and Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler MP gave a speech to the Modern Slavery and Homelessness conference.

Click here to read the Minister's speech.

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Government publishes updated hate crime action plan

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, police

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Local conference to explore approaches to reducing domestic abuse

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 ... 

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Slides from NSAB's recent events

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.

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Norfolk man jailed after stealing thousands from elderly mother

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 ...

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Norfolk care worker jailed for sex offences against vulnerable woman

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 ...

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Coming up in Parliament from Monday 15 October

There are a number of topics of interest coming up next week in parliament.

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MPs debate modern slavery

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 … 

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CQC's State of Care report for 2017/18

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.

Click here to read the 2017/18 report

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Government responds to report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse

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…

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