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Northern LSAP

Covers north Norfolk area.  and some surrounding parishes. Linked to North Norfolk, Broadland and Norwich district councils.

Chairs: Anthea Blenkinsop (Head of Integrated Care - northern), co chair: Julie Allen (Alzheimers Society).

Some organisations who attend:

  • adult social care
  • community health
  • Norfolk constabulary
  • district/borough councils
  • community mental health (NSFT)
  • housing
  • Norfolk library service
  • safeguarding children’s partnership (LSCG) chair
  • voluntary sector


The meeting in September covered ideas around neglect and self-neglect - we talked about the challenges of working with people who don’t want support, how risk can go unseen or be ‘lost’. Assertive outreach takes time, and entrenched mental health needs can be very difficult to address.

Discussion around approach to child neglect using Norfolk Graded Profile – many people feel safeguarding can be more ‘clear cut’ working with children – working with adults means increased complexity in situations especially around mental capacity.


The meeting in January had to be cancelled due to operational pressures in the local area.

In March, the partnership had a very engaged discussion following a presentation on DHR Daisy, with colleagues keen to share further in team / reflective practice / collaboration meetings, with a particular focus on supporting carers.


In 2021 we talked a lot about language and communication, linked to helping us to have a common understanding. NLSAP created the wordcloud you can see in the image below. Each member wrote down words they associate with safeguarding, which were then made into the image. The larger the word, the more times it was used.

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