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Forced labour family jailed for 29 years

A family gang have been jailed for a total of 29 years after being convicted of a campaign of kidnappings, violence and intimidation against workers. Robert McPhee, with sons James and Steven, as well as son-in-law John Miller, to prey on vulnerable men. The eight victims came…

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Government will legislate to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The government has agreed to legislate to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a new system to authorise the confinement of people in care arrangements they lack the capacity to consent to, when parliamentary time allows. In a parliamentary statement (14th March), social care…

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Probation stakeholder event 21st March

Norfolk and Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) are hosting a stakeholder event on 21st March to explore how they may collaborate with you and organisations like yourselves going forward.

The CRC are responsible for the management of low and medium risk offenders across Norfolk and Suffolk and are looking to enhance arrangements to further reduce the risks of reoffending.

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Slavery and human trafficking in supply chains: guidance for businesses

The Government has published new modern slavery business guidance for organisations on how to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or supply chains. Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain organisations to develop a slavery and…

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Parliament debate on secure tenancies for victims of domestic abuse

Next Monday (19th March) the Commons will be debating the Second Reading of the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill 2017-19.

This Bill will ensure that certain victims of domestic violence retain a right to a 'lifetime' secure tenancy when

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Grant funding from Allen Lane Foundation

Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people's lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.

Overall, the Foundation wishes to fund work which:

  • Will make a lasting difference to people's lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems.
  • Is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination.
  • Encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.
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Two not to be missed seminars - June 2018

The Institute of Applied Social Research at the University of Bedfordshire are putting on two, not to be missed, seminars.

Conceptualising and Responding to Self-Neglect: The Challenge for Adult Safeguarding

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 1 – 4pm at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus (book by 23rd May)

Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Wednesday 20th June 2018,10am – 12.30pm at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus (book by 6th June)

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West Norfolk: Beware of email scam about Council Tax

Members of the public are being warned about a potential scam involving emails that appear to be about Council Tax from Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. One resident has reported receiving an email that he assumed had come from the Borough Council .…

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Consensus Statement to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

This consensus statement provides a focus for the police service, health and social care services and voluntary and community sector to work together to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people in England. It has been developed by the 12…

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Domestic Abuse Bill consultation: graphics and animations

The Home Office and the Ministry of Justice have produced a series of social media graphics and animations to encourage participation with the Domestic Abuse Bill consultation (see news item 8 March) and raise awareness of domestic abuse.

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Adult safeguarding conference: making safeguarding personal - London

The adult safeguarding summit takes place in London on 27 April 2018 and aims to focus on improving adult safeguarding practice: decision making, user involvement and outcomes. 

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West Norfolk: Careline hoax visitor

Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk has received a report that someone impersonated a Careline installer to fraudulently gain entry to an elderly person's home. The police have been made aware of this. The borough council provides a community alarm service via their Careline…

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Domestic Violence and Abuse inquiry

In advance of the Government’s promised draft Bill on domestic violence and abuse, the Home Affairs Committee is seeking evidence on what measures and reforms are needed to address one of the most damaging and prevalent crimes.

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Tagging plan for domestic abuse suspects in draft bill

Domestic abuse suspects face being banned from contacting their victims, drinking alcohol or taking drugs, and face electronic tagging to monitor their movements under a new civil order, Domestic Abuse Protection Order (DAPOs). This and other measures are included in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

Breaches of any of the conditions of the civil order will be punishable as a criminal offence.

Other measures include tougher sentences for child abusers and more protection for victims who testify in court. There is a new definition of economic abuse - if people are denied access to jobs or money, or forced to take loans.

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Domestic abuse still under-reported in England, says Women's Aid

Domestic abuse is still underreported in England despite a recent rise in offences recorded by police, according to a report by Women’s Aid. Despite the police recording a 60% increase in recorded incidents of domestic abuse offences in just less than three years, a recent survey…

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