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Transitional safeguarding: a RiPfA strategic briefing

This is a very timely Strategic Briefing from Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) on the emerging topic of transitional safeguarding. This briefing will be of interest to anyone working in safeguarding children or adults, local authority elected members and partner agencies.

The briefing, jointly produced by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults notes ‘Safeguarding is a field where binary notions of childhood and adulthood have prevailed; as such the notion of ‘transitional safeguarding’ is not currently widely applied in policy or practice. 

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Your chance to influence a business case for a self-neglect & hoarding service

A service for complex self-neglect and hoarding cases – please give us your views

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) has been working with a number of key partners to develop a business case for a service to address complex self-neglect and/or hoarding cases. Here is your opportunity to influence the business case. We know there is a county-wide gap in a service that can work with individuals with complex and long standing self-neglecting and/or hoarding behaviours.

We want to hear from as many frontline practitioners from all sectors to ... 

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New CQC report: Quality improvement in hospital trusts

This CQC report gives information on how acute, community and mental health trusts about have used CQC's Quality Improvement (QI) across their organisation. QI is a systematic approach to improving service quality, efficiency and morale. The report highlights what these trusts told us about their…

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Date for the diary: Tackling modern-day slavery debate

There will be a Westminster Hall debate on tackling modern-day slavery on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 6.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Gareth Snell MP. On 30 July, the Home Office announced plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ...

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Norfolk Disability Pride 2018

The first Norfolk Disability Pride event will be held on Sunday 16th September 2018 at The Forum Norwich 10:00am – 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Disability Pride will be a celebration of disabled people and the diversity of its community. It's about what disable people can do, want to do, will do and do.

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£1.3m funding opportunity: women experiencing disadvantage

Mind and Agenda launch the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme

Mind, the mental health charity in England and Wales, and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, have announced that their £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme is now open to applications, with a closing date of 15 October.

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Board manager's blog: The first female journalist’s safeguarding message

On Saturday evening I was sitting in Dragon Hall on King’s Street, Norwich. I had come to hear Stuart Hobday talk about *Harriet Martineau* as part of the Heritage Open Days. I confess my ignorance here: all I knew was that Martineau is the name…

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Children and Families Minister speaks at safeguarding conference

Nadhim Zahawi (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education) spoke about the government's guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between pupils at law firm Farrer and Co's safeguarding conference.

'Since becoming Minister for Children and Families, it’s been a real pleasure and a great privilege to meet with and ...

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Council criticised for weak response to care home visiting ban which deprived elderly woman of her liberty

A local authority has been ordered to review its adult safeguarding procedures after the local government and social care ombudsman found it investigated a woman’s complaints about her mother’s care home treatment too slowly. A social worker from Rochdale council asked the woman, Mrs X ...

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Peers debate the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

On Wednesday 5 September Peers considered the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill at Committee stage. Peers tabled over 90 separate amendments ahead of the debate and considered a range of topics, including extending the provisions to 16 and 17 year olds, unlawful deprivation of liberty, advanced consent and training for care home managers.

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Suicide: What’s happening in the UK and what does this mean for suicide prevention?

Following yesterday's World Suicide Prevention Day, do have a look at this blog co-authored by Liz Scowcroft, Samaritans’ Senior Research & Evidence Manager, and Sarah Caul from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The blog looks at new data and what this can tell us.

An important part of ONS’ work is ...

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Mapping of Specialist Primary Health Care Services in England for People who are Homeless

Homelessness has been a growing problem in many towns and cities across England since 2010. This summary report from King's College London presents key findings from a systematic mapping exercise across England of specialist primary health care services for single people who are homeless. It raises questions for consideration by health service commissioners and providers ...

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Authored article: Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for children

Ofsted's National Director of Social Care,Yvette Stanley, discusses the important ingredients for multi-agency safeguarding arrangements to improve the response to children in need of help and protection.

Yvette Stanley writes 'Safeguarding children requires a multi-agency response. It cannot be done by local authorities alone.

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Safeguarding adults awareness week 10-14 September 2018

Of course, every week is safeguarding adults week however, this week (10-14 September) Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board is highlighting safeguarding.  There are lots of events going on around the county and employees handing out promotional literature.  You can read more information here.

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