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Board Manager's February 2020 blog: Conversations on the stairs

Free gym anyone? The early part of the year might be when we think more about the exercise we all need to keep healthy. One advantage of working on the eighth floor of County Hall is the stairs!
Up and down a couple of times a day doesn’t half add to the daily steps. It is not unusual I pass a colleague in the stairwell and we stop for a quick catchup.

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Self-neglect & hoarding - NEW Learning Support Document

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Service (ADASS) East of England Safeguarding Adults Network (SGAN) has today published a Learning Support Document on self-neglect and hoarding

Recognising that working with adults at risk of self-neglect and/or hoarding is complex, the EoE Safeguarding Adults Network wanted to produce a document that ... 

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Job opportunity - Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Practice Consultant

Safeguarding Adults Practice Consultant 52326 SSAE
County Hall, Norwich 
£35,697- £39,780 per annum (Scale K)
37 hours per week | Permanent contract

An opportunity has arisen to join the county’s Adults Safeguarding Team as a Safeguarding Adults Practice Consultant (SAPC). The role requires you to ... 

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Norfolk police - how's our interaction?

Norfolk Police are looking to improve how they communicate with us and how we can contact them. They have created a short survey to capture views on how people would prefer to:

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New tools for companies on modern slavery statement

The Government has update guidance and resources for businesses on supply chains and modern slavery. Certain commercial organisations MUST publish an ... 

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Norwich City FC appoints new head of safeguarding

Norwich City Football Club have recently appointed Gary Dack as their Head of Safeguarding.

Gary joins NCFC following he retirement from Norfolk Constabulary, and has expansive experience of working in partnerships with vulnerable people at local, regional and national levels during his career as a Norfolk Detective.

He said ... 

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Journal article ‘It spreads like a creeping disease’: experiences of victims of disability hate crimes in austerity Britain

This article by Jane Healy in the February issue of the journal Disability and Society examines disabled people’s experiences of hate crime during a period of austerity and welfare reform. Narrative interviews were conducted with ... 

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New guidance leaflet on DBS checks for adult social care roles

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has published a new leaflet giving information on DBS checks for adult social care roles.

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Evidence scope: loneliness and social work

This evidence scope was commissioned by the Chief Social Worker for Adults and led by Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA). The document looks at the role of social workers in preventing and reducing loneliness and isolation.

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Articles of interest on domestic abuse

In the lastest issue of Health and Social Care in the Community there are a number of papers on domestic abuse. These include:

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Female genital mutilation: resource pack

The Home Office have published an updated resource pack on female genital mutilation (FGM).

The pack includes ...

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CQC publishes its annual report on monitoring the Mental Health Act

The Care Quality Commisson (CQC) have published their annual report on Monitoring the Mental Health Act. It looks at the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2018-19 and how providers are ...

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It was like a nightmare – the reality of sofa surfing in Britain today

New research from the national homelessness charity Crisis has unearthed shocking findings about the most common yet misunderstood form of homelessness – sofa surfing. Sofa surfing is characterised by a ‘permanent impermanence’. The term itself does little to ... 

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London records tenfold rise in modern slavery cases

There has been a more than tenfold increase in the number of people identified as victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in London, with more than 30% of all cases nationally discovered in the capital, research shows.

In London in 2018, the Metropolitan police recognised 2,346 people as victims of modern slavery, compared with 187 in 2013, analysis of government data by the London assembly reveals. It's not just in the capital that modern slavery is a real and growing concern. 

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One CCG for Norfolk - briefing

The five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Norfolk and Waveney are merging, to create a new single CCG, on 1 April 2020

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