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The scale and nature of fraud: a review of the evidence

This review undertaken by Home Office Analysis and Insight details findings from an evidence review undertaken to bring together what is known about the scale and nature of fraud affecting individuals and businesses in the UK. The aim of the review was to help establish…

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Two new Safeguarding Adult Practice Consultants join Norfolk's team

Norfolk County Council’s Adult Safeguarding Team is pleased to welcome two new Safeguarding Adult Practice Consultants (SAPCS). Jo Cambridge and Carl Fendick joined the team in mid July. Jo has joined the very experienced locality based SAPCs in helping to undertake Care Act 2014 Section 42 enquiries and Carl is working as part of the Adult MASH SAPC team to help triage and allocate the safeguarding case work which the Adult Safeguarding team oversees or undertakes.

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Call blocking in the UK: report

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scam Team  have produced a report on call blocking project. The project provided over 1,500 trueCall call blocking devices to potentially vulnerable consumers as part of the project, including consumers with dementia and those deemed to be most at risk of receiving scams and nuisance calls.

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SALLY Seminar

‘Safeguarding Adults and Legal Literacy’ or ‘SALLY’ seminar series investigating the impact of the Care Act 2014. The next seminar, in this not to do missed series, is looking at 'Learning Through Accountability’ and part of a theme on ‘Learning Law’. Speakers include: Nadia Persaud, Coroner Janice…

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PREVENT training dates - September

This workshop is to raise awareness of Prevent (WRAP). The workshop will enable you to recognise when a person or child may be being targeted and groomed for radicalisation by people who support extremist ideologies and to know how to refer them for supportive intervention.…

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The Homelessness Reduction Act: At a glance guide

The Homelessness Reduction Act came into force 3rd April 2018. There is also a New Code of Guidance which provides advice and guidance on all the homeless legislation as well as an overview of the different Acts governing homelessness. The main changes in the new Act…

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Tackling homelessness for those with complex needs

Housing First (HF) is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. This House of Commons Library paper describes the principles behind Housing First and outlines some of the evidence behind it. The paper also sets out how Housing…

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Reducing family violence, loneliness & dementia-friendly rural communities: useful publications from the LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) have published a number of interesting reports and documents recently. These include: Public health approaches to reducing family violence It is only by pursuing a strategic, coordinated approach involving a range of agencies, including partnerships between statutory and voluntary organisations, that violent…

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Lords debates Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Yesterday members of the Lords, including two vice-presidents of the Alzheimer's Society and the chair of the Hft charity for persons with autism and learning disabilities, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill during second reading. Click here to read more.

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Coming up in Parliament next week

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on Monday 16 July 2018. On Tuesday (17th) Home Affairs Committee will hear evidence on domestic abuse, followed on Wednesday by a House of Commons debate on protecting victims…

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What are the important ingredients for multi-agency safeguarding children arrangements?

Ofsted's National Director of Social Care,Yvette Stanley, discusses the important ingredients for multi-agency safeguarding arrangements to improve the response to children in need of help and protection.

Safeguarding children requires a multi-agency response. It cannot be done by local authorities alone. This is true across all aspects of safeguarding arrangements:

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What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)?

This House of Commons Library briefing explains what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are, their purpose and the process which is followed in order to authorise a deprivation of liberty. The paper outlines the Law Commission's recommendations to abolish DoLS and replace them with a…

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New advice to help employers deal with domestic abuse and stigma

Public Health England (PHE) and Business in the Community publish new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. One in four women and one in six men suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime and domestic abuse costs businesses £1.9 billion every year…

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Dementia: policy, services and statistics overview

This briefing examines policies in England to improve dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. Health is a devolved matter, and the note also briefly outlines dementia strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also provides statistics on rates of dementia, including data for each…

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