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Fears over new DoLS arrangement

In a letter to the Times, 13 charities and rights groups have highlighted concerns over the changes to legislation for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and aim to make sure that people in ...

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Mental capacity amendment bill gives care homes too much power, critics claim

The Law Society and mental health charities have warned the Government that changes to mental health safeguards – intended to protect hundreds of vulnerable people – will hand care home managers and private hospitals too much power. They have accused government of rushing through legislation…

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Home Office announces repayment scheme for victims of modern slavery

The government announced yesterday details of a repayment scheme for potential victims of modern slavery who received asylum support in England and Wales between 1 March and 8 November 2018. This comes after a High Court ruling on 8 November found those affected had lost out on ...

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New dates for NSAB's Train the Trainer Safeguarding Awareness training

We are pleased to announce new dates for the popular Train the Trainer workshops.  Click here for more information and details of how to book.

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Domestic Abuse Training for Hairdressers and Beauty Therapists

Hair and beauty professionals in Norfolk are to be offered basic training around domestic abuse, provided by Norfolk County Council. This FREE training event will teach attendees what to say if a client discloses domestic abuse or shows signs of physical or non-physical abuse.

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Chair of the Communities Committee at Norfolk County Council, said: 

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West Norfolk: service launched to help homeless with health needs

Services have been launched to help West Norfolk’s homeless with their health needs this winter. In a joint initiative by NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Purfleet Trust the two organisations have teamed up to offer homeless people support with their ...

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Government issues deprivation of liberty definition

The government has issued a statutory ‘definition’ of a deprivation of liberty in a bid to provide practitioners with clarity when applying the law. However, the definition, which is expressed negatively, setting out when a person would not be deprived of their liberty, has sparked concern…

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New services to help and support people across Norfolk who are struggling with loneliness and isolation

A range of new services to help and support people across Norfolk who are struggling with loneliness and isolation have been launched. The services started in December and are now accepting referrals for adults aged 18+. Individuals referred may gain support from a ‘Life Connector’ who…

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Safeguarding Adults & Mental Capacity Act training

Places are now available on various sessions over the coming months for safeguarding adult and Mental Capacity Act training. This training is run on behalf of Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board.

Dates run up to September 2019. Please book your places soon, as they tend to fill up very quickly.

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Does your workplace have a domestic abuse change champion?

An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year. Two women each week and one man each month are killed in England and Wales by a current or former partner. Domestic abuse is a hugely destructive problem and we have a collective responsibility to tackle it. One way Norfolk has been tackling this problem is ...

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Updated guide to safeguarding information sharing

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have just updated their guide on Safeguarding adults: information sharing which included a section on GDPR, see page 20. This guide supports implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. Sharing the right information, at ...

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Join the Fight conference 14 February 2019

There are still a few places left for the Join the Flight conference on 14 February 2019. This FREE conference event is being organised by Norfolk and Suffolk Trading Standards Services and will bring together regional partners to raise awareness of how vital it is we ...

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Consumer law advice sets out obligations for care homes

The Competition and Markets Authority is providing advice so care homes understand their responsibilities under consumer law. It will be conducting a review in 12 months’ time to assess how well care homes are complying and ...

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: Update

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords and has now been introduced to the House of Commons. During its Second reading debate, Shadow Mental Health and Social Care Minister, Barbara Keeley expressed continued reservation about the costly and ...

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Board manager's January 2019 blog: A safeguarding haircut

I go to get my hair cut about every four to six weeks. I have been going to Darren for a good number of years now. Before him it was Nick for twenty years plus. In fact, I can remember feeling a little apprehensive ... 

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