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Self neglect & hoarding seminar: fully booked!

We advised early booking on our self-neglect and hoarding seminar to be held on 31 October 2019, and are pleased to announce that all 70 places offered have now been taken. If you would like to attend, and for your name to be added to a…

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New Mental Health Campaign Announcement - Every Mind Matters

Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field, is launching a new mental health campaign called ‘Every Mind Matters’ in October 2019.
The campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and ... 

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Help make Norwich a City of Wellbeing

People who are distressed often gravitate to the city in search of peace. It is not unusual for clergy at the Cathedral to find themselves offering a listening ear to someone feeling low. Most have mental health first aid training, so are comfortable approaching people…

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No Homeless Veterans Campaign

A nationwide No Homeless Veterans campaign has been launched to reduce veterans homelessness to as close to zero has possible. The campaign calling on councils to identify and support veterans in housing need.

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Independent review of Prevent

The Government announced an independent review of Prevent in February this year, reporting to Parliament by August 2020. Lord Alex Carlile has recently been appointed to lead the review, and its terms of reference have now been published. There will be a call for evidence as part of the review, with details expected in the coming weeks

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Domestic abuse: recently published articles & reports

Over the last couple of months there have been a number of useful journal articles and reports published on domestic abuse. Do have a look at the following to help keep yourself and your colleagues up to date. 

Recent publications include:

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Norfolk's services to help tackle loneliness and social isolation

Norfolk County Council has commissioned services across the county to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. This leaflet gives details about all the services across Norfolk which can help.

People who experience loneliness or social isolation are at greater risk of being victims of abuse or harm.

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What is the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme?

Also known as Clare’s Law, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme gives you the right to make an application to the police to find out if your partner has a history of abuse.

The aim of the scheme is to: 

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Top award for DA Change Coordinators training

Domestic abuse training for hairdressers (see Board Manager's blog January 2019) organised by Norfolk's Domestic Abuse Change Coordinators has won FIRST prize for ‘Best Event’ at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Anglia, Thames and Chiltern PRide Awards 2019 with ... 

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Need to make a DBS referral? Watch this

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have produced a 6 minute video on How to make a good quality barring referral. When making a referral it's important that you try and provide DBS with as much good quality information as you can. Providing ... 

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Are you a Registered Manager or Deputy Manager? Read this.

Throughout Norfolk there are 6 different *Registered Manager Groups (RMGs)*, run by managers for managers. Five of the groups are supported by Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support (N&SCS) and one by Skills for Care. RMGs are open to both Registered Managers and Deputy Managers. The…

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James Paget's safeguarding conference: Friday 11 October

The James Paget University Hospital will be holding its annual safeguarding conference on Friday 11th October 2019. Guest speakers include:

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New support for domestic abuse victims in family courts

The Ministry of Justice has extended the Citizens Advice Witness Service until March 2020 in Norwich family court as well as 11 other family courts in England.

As part of the service, Citizens Advice trained volunteers offer practical and emotional support to victims attending court hearings.

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Volunteer opportunity with Community Law Service in King's Lynn

Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) are looking to recruit a volunteer receptionist to assist in the running of their free legal advice service in King's Lynn.

The service will run on alternate Thursdays at Kings Lynn Citizens Advice from 2pm to 4pm with local solicitors provide 15 minute appointments for clients on a rota basis. Advice given covers family law, employment law, and will & probate and elderly client advice.

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Leeway conference: 'How Others are Affected by Domestic Abuse'.

The domestic abuse charity Leeway will hold their annual conference on Friday 11th October at the Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich.

This year's conference is called 'How Others are Affected by Domestic Abuse'.

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