In 2021, with the change to holding virtual meetings, and the pressure on all participants' time being recognised, we developed a series of webinars which have in part replaced 'guest speakers' who no longer have to travel around the county to attend all five meetings.
This means we also have more time in the partnership meetings to look at the local needs and issues associated with the wider county safeguarding themes.
The topics have been chosen in discussion with the LSAPs, their chairs, and the NSAB business group. The speakers try to reflect how the topic relates to the local needs in the county wherever possible, and consider the multi-agency audience of the LSAPs.
The program can flex depending on availability and any other linked needs.
As virtual meetings, we can also open these up to those who are not (yet!) members of their local LSAP, or colleagues of those who do attend. These webinars can also be used as part of any Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required in your role.
|March 2022||Norwich Samaritans - supporting distressed callers|
Trauma and curiosity: seeing past the obvious. A joint LSCG and LSAP workshop
Friday 22 April 09.30-11.30
One Voice 4 Travellers - safeguarding in traveller communities
Postponed *We hope to rearrange this session as soon as possible
|June 2022||Carers Week from 6 June|
|July 2022||Together Against Fraud: Monday 18 July George from HSBC via Zoom|
|Sept 2022||Embedding anti-discrimination practice in adult safeguarding Thursday 29 September|
|Nov 2022||link with ACT National Safeguarding Adults week|
Embedding anti-discrimination practice in adult safeguarding 29 September 2022
We were joined by Norfolk County Council's equality, diversion and inclusion officer Claire Charlwood, who presented a webinar to consider what anti-discrimination practice in adult safeguarding looks and feels like, and how partners can work together to address risks posed to vulnerable people with diverse protected characteristics.
Together Against Fraud 18 July 2022
We were joined by George Hemstock, from the regional HSBC team, who talked about the main types of financial fraud. Attendees were invited to ask questions about safeguarding against financial scams.
One Voice 4 Travellers *postponed
We're pleased to announce that Janie Cordona MBE from the charity One Voice 4 Travellers will be joining NSAB on the 23 May. The community based charity works with individuals, families and groups from the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma community across East Anglia.
Janie will talk informally about the charity and help our partnership gain an understanding of the language and culture of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma community. She will also cover safeguarding issues - including domestic abuse - and how to offer culturally sensitive support.
You can find out more here, including how to register for this free webinar
Trauma and curiosity: seeing past the obvious 22 April 2022
A joint virtual Local Safeguarding Children Group (LSCG) and LSAP event taking place on Friday 22 April from 9.30-11am, this multi-agency workshop will consider and explore professional curiosity when safeguarding adults and children using a trauma informed lens.
The session will explore two areas of safeguarding (relevant to both adults and children) where professional curiosity is a recognised complex issue. Participants will have the opportunity to share good practice with, and learn from, colleagues across different sectors and disciplines (please note that this is only open to LSAP members).
Dealing with distressing calls 10 Mar 2022
We were joined by Helen 7 from Norwich Samaritans, outreach, who gave an informative overview of the work of the Samaritans and, in particular, how they cope with distressing calls whilst sharing some tips on good listening practice.
Almost 100 people from a range of organisations attended this hour long event.
Cuckooing webinar 26 Oct 2021
Detective Chief Inspector Sonia Humphreys provided an illuminating insight into cuckooing at her October webinar for NSAB.
She explained how cuckooing exploits and creates vulnerabilities, what to look out for and how the multi-agency approach supported by the Vulnerable Adult Risk Assessment Conference (VARAC) can help partners to address this violent risk.
Around 100 colleagues from many different organisations joined us for the webinar.
Sonia's slides are available below
Exploitation webinar 22 Sept 2021
Mark English is the Modern Slavery and Organised Crime Group co-ordinator for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
He gave us a very insightful presentation on the many forms of exploitation, using a wide range of examples from his work to bring these to life, and really helping us to understand what this might look like in Norfolk. There was a clear emphasis on prevention, partnership working, and a victim focus that resonates with Making Safeguarding Personal.
We had over 90 people attend this virtual event - it was great to see so many people interested in learning more about exploitation, and taking this knowledge back to their day to day practice and communities.
The slides from Mark's presentation are below.
Cybercrime & scams webinar 24 Aug 2021
John Greenwood is a cyber security advisor working for the cybercrime unit in Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary. He gave a fascinating presentation to LSAP members which provided:
- an introduction to the main types of cybercrime and scams that affect individuals in the region.
- simple steps to take to decrease the chances of becoming a victim
- tell-tale signs allowing us to identify people who have potentially been victims
- signposting to resources for further support
The slides from his presentation are below (please be aware any data within is up to date August 2021).
For more information about the cyber PROTECT team and contact details, here is a flyer:
There is more information on this website on scams under our 'financial & material abuse' section