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Updated version of Self-neglect & Hoarding strategy published

Today the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) has published an updated version of its Self-neglect & Hoarding strategy. The new version (2.1) includes changes to help clarify section 3 - A multi-agency approach via the Early Help Hubs and refreshed contacts in Appendix 8.

We have also produced a ... 

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Updated: Raising a safeguarding adults concern checklist

NSAB has updated the Raising a Safeguarding Adults Concern Checklist. This checklist contains all the information you need when raising a safeguarding adult concern.

We know that it is often a stressful conversation and you may forget vital information when you ... 

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Highly recommended - SAR Learning Briefing from Wiltshire SAB

Wiltshire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) have produced a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Learning Briefing. The briefing usefully summarises the learning from their published SARs and will be of interest to all Norfolk agencies.

The following key themes were identified ... 

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Venue for NSAB self-neglect & hoarding seminar: 26 June

IMPORTANT: for colleagues joining us at the seminar on self-neglect and hoarding seminar on Wednesday 26th June - please note there has been a change of venue. The seminar will be taking place at:

Aylsham Care Trust (ACT), 23 Charles Ewing Cl, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LJ.

The seminar starts at 09:30.

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Vital service to help victims of sexual abuse in the county to be launched

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green is encouraging suitable organisations to bid to provide a specialist service to support victims and survivors of sexual abuse in the county.

The service will run over five years and will help adult and child victims of sexual abuse, including survivors of historic child sex abuse. The £1.48 million contract ... 

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Police & Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care advice surgery

Norfolk Police and Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care will be holding an advice surgery on Tuesday 9th July from 1pm at The Daisy Programme, Unit 6, Breckland House, Norwich Road, Watton, IP25 6JT

Do pop in and chat to Paula and Tracey who can ... 

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FREE suicide prevention training

As part of Norfolk’s Suicide Prevention Strategy, Norfolk Public Health have commissioned Mind to deliver suicide prevention and awareness training to individuals and organisations across the County. Those who may have direct contact with people in crisis can also access a suicide intervention skills training course.

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Funding to Raise Awareness of Loan Sharks - Imminent Deadline

Don't miss out on this funding.

England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is inviting applications to its Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund. Applications are invited for projects costing up to £5000 which enable local organisations to fund community projects that actively reduce crime and disorder and raise awareness of loan sharks.

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Update: delay to publication for guidance on safeguarding and medication error

Due to circumstances beyond our control and the need to respond to urgent statutory work, we have not yet published the guidance on safeguarding and medication errors. We are working hard with colleagues from Norfolk County Council's Adult Social Services Quality Assurance team on this ... 

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Homelessness and Safeguarding workshops - autumn 2019

Local Government Association (LGA) is helping to promote three ‘Homelessness and Safeguarding’ workshops taking place in the autumn organised by Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and Dr Adi Cooper. The workshops are in London, Birmingham and Leeds.

Please circulate the event flyer below to contacts who would be interested in attending.

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Online harms White Paper: consultation

The Online Harms White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a package of online safety measures that also supports innovation and a thriving digital economy. The White Paper includes legislative and non-legislative measures and will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups.

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Expected implementation date for DoLS replacement announced

The model to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is expected to be implemented in October 2020, the care minister has announced.

In a letter to members of Parliament this week, Caroline Dinenage announced that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) would come into force from ... 

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New Mental Capacity Act Podcast

David Thornicroft from St Thomas Training has started a podcast on the Mental Capacity Act.

- “Ooooh, that sounds like a good idea, when does it start?''

- “Episodes 1 and 2 are available from midday on 10th June 2019, then  weekly after that.”

- “And where can I find it?” ... 

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Scams Prevention Service (SPS)

To coincide with National Scams Awareness campaign are you aware of Norfolk's Scam Prevention Service?

SPS is a project operated by Norfolk Constabulary and hosted by Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care (NSVC). The service provides a joined up, multi-agency response to the needs of vulnerable victims of scams in Norfolk.

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Feedback on Luke and Ryan Hart seminars

We have received some excellent feedback following the five recent seminars on domestic abuse and coercive control presented by brothers, Luke and Ryan Hart. Luke and Ryan lived in a home where they were bullied as children by their father who also harassed, oppressed and…

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