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Revised NHS Safeguarding Accountability & Assurance Framework published

NHS England has published a revised Safeguarding Accountability & Assurance Framework (SAAF). The new framework has been updated to reflect the safeguarding reforms that have passed through government since the last publication in 2017. The purpose of the SAAF is to … 
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Board Manager's August 2019 blog: NSAB’s one small step

July saw lots of stories, documents and films to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Too young to remember this event first time around, I have been gripped by the recent coverage. One of my favourites is the film Apollo 11.

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I'm under pressure to ignore my grandmother's will: Annalisa Barbieri - Guardian

Ask Annalisa Barbieri's column in The Guardian Weekend magazine (17 August) features a case from a reader was asking for advice about her grandmother and her will. This is a very interesting case which draws in consideration of ... 

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NEW DATE for Masterclass with Alex Ruck Keene

Please note we are moving the date of the Mental Capacity Masterclass with Alex Ruck Keene. Due to work to support the live Safeguarding Adult Reviews we have now had to moved the event with Alex from 12th September to next year (April 2020). Further details will be posted on the website. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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What happens when I make a Safeguarding Adult referral?

Today the board is very pleased to published a flow diagram showing the process of what happens when a safeguarding concern is raised to the local authority. Called 'What happens when I make a Safeguarding Adult referral? the flow diagram aims to ... 

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New Adult Safeguarding Nurse joins Norfolk and Waveney CCG’s team

Norfolk and Waveney CCG’s Adult Safeguarding Team is pleased to welcome a new Adult Safeguarding Nurse. Sarah Plume joined the team in mid-July. Sarah brings with her a wealth of knowledge in relation to governance and patient safety having previously worked as a Matron in an ... 

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The role of alcohol is being “missed or poorly managed” in the care of vulnerable adults: Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK has published a really useful report which reviewed 11 Safeguarding Adult Reviews published in 2017 in which alcohol was identified as a significant factor in the person’s life and/or death. The aim was to better understand the role that alcohol plays in those situations where vulnerable adults die; and to draw out essential lessons that may prevent similar tragedies from being repeated.

Alcohol Change UK's report highlights when vulnerable adults with complex needs also have severe alcohol problems, their drinking is often being missed or poorly managed putting them at further risk of harm.

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Norwich Connect - new domestic abuse training dates

Over the next three years, SafeLives are working with partners from the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership to pilot a Beacon site of best practice in Norfolk for victims of domestic abuse. Norwich Connect, which is delivered by Spurgeons, is one element of this and aims to improve the response for individuals, couples or families (with or without children) experiencing domestic abuse. 

Surgeons run a variety of practical training courses designed to give professionals skills and knowledge to improve their practice when working with clients affected by domestic abuse.

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Domestic abuse victims ‘need more support to feel safe’

The Guardian newspaper reports today that the Victims’ CommissionerDame Vera Baird, is to call for increased support for domestic abuse victims after a woman was forced to go into hiding when her violent husband was released from prison.

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CQC's annual report for 2018/19 - safeguarding performance

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published its annual report for 2018/19. CQC measures its safeguarding performance in a number of ways:

  • Safeguarding alerts referred to a local authority within 0 to 1 days
  • Mandatory actions in response to safeguarding alerts and concerns taken in 0 to 5 days

In 2018/19 CQC's performance on referring safeguarding alerts to a local authority within 1 day was 94%, with a target of 95%.

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Local authority area data profile: Norfolk

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes a profile for each local authority in England. These profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area, bringing together data to give a picture of how different services work together. The profiles focus on the care pathway for people aged 65 or over living in these areas.

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New legal duty to tackle serious violence

The Home Office has published its response to the recent consultation on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence. Published on ... 

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Highly recommended - Safeguarding Know How for Provider Managers training

Safeguarding adults training is delivered by Norfolk County Council's (NCC) provider, St Thomas Training. This training is open to staff and volunteers from all agencies working with adults at risk of harm.

One of the course on offer is Safeguarding Know How for Provider Managers. This two-day course helps ... 

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This week in Parliament

On Thursday 25 July there will be a House of Commons debate on the reform of the Mental Health Act (1983) led by Neil Coyle MP (Labour).

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Crime against older people isn’t well understood by police and CPS & they should be better prepared to deal with an ageing population

Older people who have been the victims of crime are often let down by the police and wider criminal justice system which does not always understand their needs and experiences, according to a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)

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