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The Home Office has put together training for those representing first responder organisations. For more information, click here.
Even those whose organisation isn't regarded as a first responder could have a role to play in combatting modern slavery, even if it is just identifying it.Read more »
As part of their COVID-19 homeless-health series, NHS England & NHS Improvement facilitated a event called Safeguarding for People Experiencing Homelessness (13 July 2020).
The event shared the latest practice learning, knowledge and top tips gathered during the response to COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness. This included discussion of ...
Carers UK have published a briefing paper which aims to ensure that there is a clear vision looking at how the needs of carers and the people they care for are fully considered in any post-pandemic recovery plans.
As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic continues and lockdown is easing, Carers UK is ...Read more »
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published a quick guide to help people across social care and health settings to apply provisions of the Mental Capacity Act about making best interests decisions for or on behalf of people who lack the relevant capacity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MCA remains unaltered by the Coronavirus Act 2020. But while the law stays the same ...Read more »
Norfolk County Council has allocated an additional £200,000 to support people fleeing domestic abuse in Norfolk access temporary accommodation.
The Council has commissioned the independent charity Leeway to provide the additional capacity over 12 months, starting from ...Read more »
This report by the Campaign to End Loneliness looks at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. The report is focused on older people but has lessons for all adults. It gathers the current research and evidence available to us about what we can learn from psychology, as well as making policy recommendations for how this learning can be applied and help the millions of lonely people across the UK.
There are a number of psychological approaches that show promise for easing loneliness in later life. The three with the most relevant research evidence are ...
As the UK locked down at the end of March, there was real concern for the safety of those who were in abusive relationships. Government guidance advised that those who needed to escape to a place of refuge could do so but this was not always ...Read more »
New research conducted by Aviva, and highlighted in The Aviva Fraud Report launched today, shows that around 1 in 5 people (22pc) have received emails, texts, phone calls and other communications that mention coronavirus, and which they suspect to be a scam. Almost half of those…Read more »
It could be happening all around us, yet we are often unaware of it. Based on police evidence, Justice & Care estimate that there are more than 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK. In a newly published report produced by Justice & Care,…Read more »
The Minister for Care, Helen Whately, has announced a delay in the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). The Mental Capacity Act 2019 introduced LPS to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and was originally to come into force from 1 October 2020. The minister…Read more »
Would you like to help tenants avoid enforcement action and homelessness and effect positive change to achieve good outcomes for individuals and families? Do you have knowledge of local safeguarding structures and procedures, along with knowledge of the multiple complex care and support needs of vulnerable adults? If so, Norwich City Council are looking for a full time specialist support officer. For more information about the role and how to apply, please click here.
Menscraft are looking for four prevention and positive activity coordinators (based across the county.)Read more »
Sadly, unscrupulous souls are taking advantage of the pandemic to defraud unsuspecting and vulnerable people.
Our Trading Standards colleagues have been made aware of an increase in courier frauds in Norfolk.Read more »
An opportunity has arisen to join an organisation that really does make a difference for people, help improve health services within our area and work with inspirational and professional people.Read more »
The word 'safeguarding' can be interpreted in different ways which can cause confusion for some professionals when they have to decide on what course of action to take when encountering a person who is in need of support. Safeguarding can mean two things: a formal…Read more »
Nearly £250,000 worth of funding has been secured for organisations across the county to help and support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence during the pandemic.Read more »