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Western LSAP

Covers King’s Lynn town and West Norfolk. Links King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council and also part of Breckland (Thetford area). 

Chair: Imogen Kirk (Norfolk First Response, Norfolk County Council).  We are looking for somebody to co chair with Imogen.  If you would like to give it a try, please get in touch with us!

WLSAP does have regular attendance from a variety of organisations, such as:

  • Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • West Norfolk Carers
  • NCH&C
  • Operation partnership team (police)
  • MIND
  • Library service
  • Daisy programme
  • YMCA
  • Adult social care
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital



In 2023, the September topic of neglect and self-neglect considered where poor health or social care becomes neglectful. This led to information being shared about Healthwatch, across all the LSAPs.

We also talked about role of alcohol dependency in determining capacity, especially executive capacity; the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); and where carer breakdown can become abuse, however unintentional.


In 2022 we had really great discussions helping us to achieve a shared understanding of a range of safeguarding issues, with modern slavery identified as a particular interest, and this interest fed into our July topic of Adult Exploitation. Many group members shared the videos we watched on the meeting with their teams and colleagues, and also promoted the child and adult exploitation e-learning with great feedback. 

The group identified a particular interest in modern slavery, County Lines, and have taken back to their agencies strong promotion of professional curiosity, particularly linked to learning for the Cawston Park SAR last year and DHR Daisy in this year.


In 2021 we talked a lot about language and communication, linked to helping us to have a common understanding. WLSAP 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. Any surprises there?

Decorative image

Word art