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Domestic abuse survivors twice as likely of long-term illness

Women who have suffered domestic abuse are twice at risk of contracting long-term illnesses which cause extensive pain and acute exhaustion, a new study has found. The report, which was carried out by the University of Birmingham and Warwick, discovered women who have been subjected to abuse from partners are ... 

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New scheme to break cycle of domestic abuse to be introduced in Norfolk

An innovative pilot-project aimed at breaking the cycle of domestic abuse by educating offenders about the effect and consequences of their actions is to be piloted in Norfolk. The two-year initiative – funded by the county’s *Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green* – will see low…

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SCIE adds new website pages on The Office of the Public Guardian

The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) has updated its website with new pages on The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and the Mental Capacity Act. The new pages give more information on:

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King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council supports the White Ribbon campaign

There is a 5ft white ribbon decorating the inside the Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council's King's Court offices to raise awareness of domestic violence and provide information about where help and support is available.

The ribbons have been produced as part of the 2019 White Ribbon campaign by Leeway and are being displayed in various shops and businesses across the county

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NSAB to publish two Safeguarding Adults Review in the new year

The Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) is to publish two Safeguarding Adults Reviews as a single report in January 2019.

At an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 11 September 2019, the Board considered and agreed in full, the report and its recommendations. These two reviews relate to ... 

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Community Care: How leaders must put values into practice to make safeguarding personal

Writing in Community Care, Jane Lawson, independent safeguarding adults consultant explores how transparency about core values and making them real both on the front line and higher up can result in more effective and personal adult safeguarding

Lawson discussions the importance for frontline staff to be ... 

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GamCare - women and gambling programme

GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, and they have recently gained additional funding to deliver a two-year, nationwide women's programme. GamCare know from the calls to their National Gambling Helpline and from their treatment services ... 

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Updated guidance from Charity Commission on safeguarding

Last month the Charity Commission published updates to its safeguarding guidance for charities. The Commission’s approach to safeguarding as a key governance priority for all charities has not changed.

The updates give more help to turn the safeguarding principles into practice, ensuring how best safeguarding practice can be enshrined within a charity.

The updated guidance includes:

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3 reports you should read!

In the last few weeks a number of really useful reports and resources have been published covering topics like Making Safeguarding Personal, CSE and domestic abuse.

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QEH holds safeguarding family event

The Safeguarding Team (adults & children) at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn held a ‘Safeguarding Family Event’ last Friday (22nd November 2019).

The event was part of National Safeguarding Adults Week and it focused on introducing the new Safeguarding Team for Children and Adults and ... 

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Back by popular request! Luke & Ryan Hart return to Norfolk in the new year

The Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) is delighted to welcome Luke and Ryan Hart back to Norfolk!

Luke and Ryan visited us in April and May 2019 and told their story of growing up in a family in which their father bullied them as children and harassed and oppressed the rest of the family on a daily basis. This bullying and control ended when their father ... 

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Website page updated: SARs published by other SABs

New updates and links have been added to the Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) published by other Safeguarding Adult Boards page.

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Board Manager's November 2019 blog: 10 minutes … (plus no one can do everything, but everyone CAN DO something)

What can you do in 10 minutes? Well, as it turns out quite a lot when you put your mind to it!

On a night out the other evening with some of my safeguarding colleagues I asked this very question. Admittedly it was some way into ...

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Book - A Practical Guide to Coercive Control for Legal Practitioners and Victims

Rachel Horman (a solicitor with Watson Ramsbottom Ltd) has written a book - A Practical Guide to Coercive Control for Legal Practitioners and Victims - help victims in the family courts try to get coercive control recognised as the serious risk factor that it most certainly is. It contains advice around tactics and pitfalls.

Rachel is a Solicitor and Head of the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Forced Marriage Department at Watson Ramsbottom Ltd and leading campaigner on cercive control.

The book is a ...

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) official statistics

NHS Digtal has published key findings from the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) data collection for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

During April 2018 to 31 March 2019 there were:

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