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County lines: posters for social housing staff

The Home Office has produced a series of posters to social housing staff on county lines. These posters have been designed to help staff who work in social housing identify victims and report concerns to protect those exploited through this criminal activity.

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NHS England Safeguarding Annual Update | 2018/2019

NHS England Safeguarding have published their annual update for 2018-19. The document provides summary updates on NHS safeguarding activity including ...

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Identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities

Community Care have published a summary article on identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities. Data from NHS Digital (2019) showed that the average life expectancy of people with learning disabilities in general is now 65 for women and 66 for men. This…

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Article of interest | Older adults' emotional reactions to elder abuse: Individual and victimisation determinants

Health & Social Care in the Community May issue has published an article by Santos and colleagues called - Older adults' emotional reactions to elder abuse: Individual and victimisation determinants.

The study describes the emotions and feelings of older adults who experienced abuse in a community setting, and ...

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Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: first oral evidence session

The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill held its first oral evidence session on Tuesday 2nd April. The committee took oral evidence from women’s rights and equality organisations covering: 

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Church of England: SCIE's safeguarding report published

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SICE) has published (4 April 2019) its overview report, which details the learning from the 42 independent diocesan safeguarding audits. 

The Church of England has welcomed the report, which has been … 

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DBS checks: guidance for employers

The Home Office has published guidance (updated 3 April 2019) for employers about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.

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Board Manager's April 2019 Blog: The progress question

Abuse and harm of adults is such a huge social issue, it can be hard to see any progress being made. So said a colleague a couple of weeks ago: Don’t get me wrong they said ...

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Modern slavery and victim support: update on House of Commons debate

During the House of Commons debate this week (Wednesday 27 March) on modern slavery and victim support, there were cross-party calls for the Government to allocate time to Lord McColl’s Private Member’s Bill. 

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NSAB website updates

A number of the NSAB website pages have been update with new resources and reports. You can now download the Speak Up posters as MP4 or JPEG files which can be used on display screens (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

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Quality of rough-sleeping stats needs to improve

Sir David Norgrove the Chair of the UK statistics Authority has said the Government needs to improve the quality of rough-sleeping figures in England, following allegations that some councils have underreported the scale of the crisis in their area. Official government statistics reported a ...

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Providers warn: care homes ‘ill equipped’ to carry out new responsibilities under DoLS replacement

Community Care reports that the care home sector is 'ill equipped' to deal with new responsibilities it would be given under the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), leading provider bodies have argued.

Five of the major care provider bodies ... 

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Causes of homelessness and rough sleeping: feasibility study

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions commissioned Alma Economics to undertake a feasibility study on the causes of homelessness and rough sleeping.

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Joint SAR DHR published by Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board and Poole Community Safety Partnership

A combined Safeguarding Adult Review and Domestic Homicide Review has been completed following the death of Poole resident, ‘Harry’ in May 2015 aged 22. The two perpetrators, named Karen and John throughout the review, were convicted of his murder and sentenced to life imprisonment

The report found that professionals had … 

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Working with Adults in the Charity Sector: new DBS leaflet

Two new guidance leaflets relating to eligibility and other Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) services and products have been added to the GOV.UK website.

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