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Modern slavery training for first responders

The Home Office has put together training for those representing first responder organisations.  For more information, click here

Even those whose organisation isn't regarded as a first responder could have a role to play in combatting modern slavery, even if it is just identifying it. 

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Safeguarding for people experiencing homelessness

As part of their COVID-19 homeless-health series, NHS England & NHS Improvement facilitated a event called Safeguarding for People Experiencing Homelessness (13 July 2020). 

The event shared the latest practice learningknowledge and top tips gathered during the response to COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness. This included discussion of ... 

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A Recovery Plan for Carers

Carers UK have published a briefing paper which aims to ensure that there is a clear vision looking at how the needs of carers and the people they care for are fully considered in any post-pandemic recovery plans. 

As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic continues and lockdown is easing, Carers UK is ... 

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NEW from SCIE - Best interests decisions - A COVID-19 quick guide

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a quick guide to help people across social care and health settings to apply provisions of the Mental Capacity Act about making best interests decisions for or on behalf of people who lack the relevant capacity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MCA remains unaltered by the Coronavirus Act 2020. But while the law stays the same ... 

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Extra funding to support people fleeing domestic abuse in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council has allocated an additional £200,000 to support people fleeing domestic abuse in Norfolk access temporary accommodation.

The Council has commissioned the independent charity Leeway to provide the additional capacity over 12 months, starting from ...

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The psychology of loneliness: why it matters and what we can do

This report by the Campaign to End Loneliness looks at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. The report is focused on older people but has lessons for all adults. It gathers the current research and evidence available to us about what we can learn from psychology, as well as making policy recommendations for how this learning can be applied and help the millions of lonely people across the UK.

What works?
There are a number of psychological approaches that show promise for easing loneliness in later life. The three with the most relevant research evidence are ... 

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Increase of 80% in calls to domestic abuse helpline in June

As the UK locked down at the end of March, there was real concern for the safety of those who were in abusive relationships.  Government guidance advised that those who needed to escape to a place of refuge could do so but this was not always ...

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New research into financial scams

New research conducted by Aviva, and highlighted in The Aviva Fraud Report launched today, shows that around 1 in 5 people (22pc) have received emails, texts, phone calls and other communications that mention coronavirus, and which they suspect to be a scam. Almost half of those…

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UK slavery in the 2020s

It could be happening all around us, yet we are often unaware of it. Based on police evidence, Justice & Care estimate that there are more than 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK. In a newly published report produced by Justice & Care,…

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Delay in LPS implementation date

The Minister for Care, Helen Whately, has announced a delay in the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). The Mental Capacity Act 2019 introduced LPS to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and was originally to come into force from 1 October 2020. The minister…

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Are you looking for a new challenge in safeguarding?

Would you like to help tenants avoid enforcement action and homelessness and effect positive change to achieve good outcomes for individuals and families?  Do you have knowledge of local safeguarding structures and procedures, along with knowledge of the multiple complex care and support needs of vulnerable adults?  If so, Norwich City Council are looking for a full time specialist support officer.  For more information about the role and how to apply, please click here.

Menscraft are looking for four prevention and positive activity coordinators (based across the county.)  

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Increase of scamming in Norfolk

Sadly, unscrupulous souls are taking advantage of the pandemic to defraud unsuspecting and vulnerable people. 

Our Trading Standards colleagues have been made aware of an increase in courier frauds in Norfolk.  

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Job Opportunity - Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

An opportunity has arisen to join an organisation that really does make a difference for people, help improve health services within our area and work with inspirational and professional people.

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Do you know your Safeguarding from your safeguarding?

The word 'safeguarding' can be interpreted in different ways which can cause confusion for some professionals when they have to decide on what course of action to take when encountering a person who is in need of support. Safeguarding can mean two things: a formal…

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Vital funding secured for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Norfolk

Nearly £250,000 worth of funding has been secured for organisations across the county to help and support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence during the pandemic. 

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