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NSAB launches new strategy 2018-21

Today the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board is very pleased to announce the launch of its strategic plan 2018-21 and supporting business plan for 2018-19.

This is a key document to help inform and shape the work to safeguarding adults against abuse and harm in Norfolk and all partners are asked to positively promote it to their staff and others.

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House of Commons: Debate on child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual intercourse

On Tuesday 22 May there will be a House of Commons debate on child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual intercourse led by Conservative MP Lucy Allen Telford.

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After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services

A guide to the support people should get from local services in England if they or someone they know have been diagnosed with dementia has been published Department of Health and Social Care. The guide covers a range of topics including: Your care plan Help with…

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The nature and scale of labour exploitation in the UK

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have published a Problem Profile report - The Nature and Scale of Labour Exploitation across all Sectors within the United Kingdom - outlining the information they have gathered about modern slavery and labour exploitation over the last year.

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Audit of Domestic Abuse Services

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has commissioned Ipsos Mori to provide an audit of domestic abuse services in England. Ipsos Mori will be contacting domestic abuse council leads in the coming weeks about this audit. The evidence from the audit will be fed into the review of the current approach to refuge provision in England.

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New venues sign up for scheme to tackle loneliness

Several new venues in Norfolk have signed up for the Meet up Mondays scheme.  Organisers have recognised that it's not just older people who are affected by loneliness but younger people, including students too, who don't know where to go to talk to people.  

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Dementia support guide for councils

Published by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) this guide highlights some notable and innovative practice by councils in supporting people living with dementia after their diagnosis. Although written for councils it will be of interest to anyone supporting someone with…

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Hundreds raised for human trafficking campaign

The Fakenham Fellowship Band presented the Friday Night is Music Night concert at the Salvation Army on Oak Street in Fakenham on May 4. While there was no entry fee, a total of £950 was donated towards the Salvation Army’s campaign to stop modern slavery.

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Still some places left on Learning Lessons from SARs

This one-day session is to enable practitioners, in a supportive, non blaming environment, to understand the key themes emerging from Safeguarding Adults Reviews. Delegates will also reflect on what the learning means for their practice with service users; also how they communicate and work jointly staff in partner agencies.

Don't miss out on this valuable training opportunity, the 19th July and 17th September have a few places left.

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Deprivation of liberty standards (DoLS): consultation response

The government has published its response to the Law Commission’s consultation on how the law should regulate deprivations of liberty (DoLS) for people who lack capacity to consent to their care and treatment arrangements. It sets out the government’s provisional view of each individual proposal and…

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Domestic Abuse newsletter April (Issue 34)

This issue of the Domestic Abuse newsletter includes really useful local and national news updates including:

  • We've won an OSCA
  • Recorded stalking cases doubled in Norfolk
  • Leeway are recruiting for a male IDVA
  • The difference between "normal fighting" and "verbal abuse"

 ... and much more.

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Positive action combats a potential case of modern slavery

There may be a view that modern slavery is not a subject which is seen very often in Norfolk. But this is not the case at all.

Recently Border Force Officers at Norwich Airport became concerned about a male who had arrived from South Asia. After talking with him they established he

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BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme looks at modern slavery

This Friday's episode of BBC Radio 4's More or Less (16:30) will be looking at modern slavery. More or Less presenter Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life. Click here for the More…

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Catholic Church: national standards for safeguarding children & adults

Dioceses, congregations and parishioners will all be able to have their say about the Catholic Church’s draft national standards to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. Submissions are being sought about the draft standards that can be found on the new Catholic Professional Standards Ltd website launched…

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Reducing modern slavery - report

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report on reducing modern slavery. The PAC finds the Government still lacks data and systems to properly understand the crime, its victims and perpetrators.The report covers a wide range of topics including: Measuring success…

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