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A seminar with Head of Safeguarding at NHS England

Don't miss out on your chance to hear from Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding at NHS England. The Norfolk and Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Boards are very pleased to announce this seminar with Kenny who will be speaking on ...

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Exploring the evidence base: Financial capability and domestic abuse:

This blog by Dr Olumide Adisa examines the potential of using financial capability programmes to tackle economic abuse and reduce the financial vulnerability of victims of domestic abuse in two settings (Suffolk and London). Drawing on two case studies, the blog highlights promising evidence from ...

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983: final report published

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 has published its final reporting set out recommendations for government on how the Act and associated practice needs to change.

The recommendations covering 4 principles that the review believes should ...

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The hotel chain that trains staff to spot human trafficking

The Marriott hotel chain has introduced mandatory training in almost 7,000 of their hotels to help staff look out for warning signs of human trafficking. Some of the indicators that staff are being asked to look out for are: minimal luggage/clothing, guests who insist on…

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Ministers urged to halt deprivation of liberty bill because of ‘threat to human rights’

Last week over 100 social care, disability and older people’s organisations have called for the government to pause the bill that would replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) on the grounds that it poses a threat to human rights.

In an open letter to social care ministers, ...

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Breckland: Local lottery proceeds helping to tackle abuse

The Daisy Programme, based in Watton Norfolk which supports men and women who have been affected by domestic abuse has announced it is to receive just under £2,600 from Breckland District Council's (BDC) Lottery funding, the lottery game set-up by BDC to help promote and ...

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PREVENT: Independent review announced

The Government has announced there will be an independent review of the Prevent programme. Further details of the review will be set out in due course, including about how stakeholders will be engaged. It will begin within 6 months of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receiving Royal Assent and will … 

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Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act

In July 2018 the Home Secretary announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 led by Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss. Their first report, into the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, was published in December 2018 and the … 

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Modern Slavery: National Referral Mechanism Reform newsletter

In October 2017, the government announced a series of reforms to the UK’s system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery, the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

The Modern Slavery Unit in the Home Office has launched a newsletter to keep stakeholders informed of its progress in ...

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Parliament debate rough sleeping

On Thursday 07 February there was a Westminster Hall debate on rough sleeping. The Local Government Association (LGA) issued a briefing which was quoted by Neil Coyle MP, who reiterated the LGA view that homelessness is a prominent sign of the nation’s housing crisis.

The LGA's key messages are:

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Twitter ye not!

The Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board has been using Twitter now for just over two years.  We have found it to be an invaluable way to help spread safeguarding messages and build connections. 

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Matt Hancock: Getting the right leadership is vital for patient safety

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock spoke to healthcare professionals at the Royal Society of Medicine about trust between patients and health professionals and how the right leadership is vital for patient safety. 

The Minister references the events at ...

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Suicide Prevention - networking morning

A suicide prevention networking morning between the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust's (NSFT) Adult services of Central Norfolk and third sector organisations will take place on Wednesday 20th March 2019, 09:30 - 13:30 at the Kings Centre, King Street, Norwich.

The focus of the morning will be ...

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Two article on different aspects of domestic abuse

Here are two articles from the Guardian newspaper which both explore the impact of domestic abuse, but in different ways: ‘I had no job, no savings. I knew he’d destroy me’ – the women fighting against economic abuse Controlling someone’s access to money, monitoring their spending and…

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Board Manager's February 2019 Blog: Grand Designs? How you can help us build Norfolk’s safeguarding adult board’s architecture

I do enjoy watching Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, which follows individuals’ attempts to design and construct the home of their dreams. There is often that moment of drama when a key stage of the project may or may not work – the custom-made steel…

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