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Referral and assessment forms for victims of modern slavery

From 1 November 2015, specified public authorities are required to notify the Home Office about any potential victims of modern slavery they encounter in England and Wales.

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Things Need to Change

The Domestic Abuse Communications Group from Norfolk's Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) are asking all Norfolk's organisations to share a recently released films with their staff and wider networks as part of a ongoing campaign. One of the six films - ‘This Needs to Change’ - portray a ... 

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County lines - posters for social housing staff

The Home Office have published a series of posters for social housing staff on county lines. These posters aim to raise awareness of county lines and have been designed to help staff identify victims and report concerns to protect those exploited through this criminal activity. These…

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New Guidance for local authorities on their homelessness functions

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published guidance on how local authorities should exercise their homelessness functions in accordance with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 from 3 April 2018.

Local housing and social services authorities must have ...

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CQC: Additional prompt added to Statutory Notifications abuse forms

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently added an additional prompt to the Statutory Notification abuse form.

This is important information all organisations regulated by CQC. The aim is to ...

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Survey: Experiences of Domestic Abuse victims with the Family Court

Safelives are working with survivors of domestic abuse to hear their experiences  of the family court system and to jointly advocate for change. As part of this, they would like to find out from local professionals around any local good practice, challenges, ideas and opportunities for ... 

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Conference: The Mask of Masculinity 18 May 2019

Following on from the Luke Hart seminar, this conference might be of interest to colleagues.

The Masks of Masculinity: Exploring the Links Between Male Vulnerability and Violence will explore our understanding of masculinity using film, dialogue and talks. This conference will explore how our understanding of

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County lines: posters for social housing staff

The Home Office has produced a series of posters to social housing staff on county lines. These posters have been designed to help staff who work in social housing identify victims and report concerns to protect those exploited through this criminal activity.

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NHS England Safeguarding Annual Update | 2018/2019

NHS England Safeguarding have published their annual update for 2018-19. The document provides summary updates on NHS safeguarding activity including ...

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Identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities

Community Care have published a summary article on identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities. Data from NHS Digital (2019) showed that the average life expectancy of people with learning disabilities in general is now 65 for women and 66 for men. This…

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Article of interest | Older adults' emotional reactions to elder abuse: Individual and victimisation determinants

Health & Social Care in the Community May issue has published an article by Santos and colleagues called - Older adults' emotional reactions to elder abuse: Individual and victimisation determinants.

The study describes the emotions and feelings of older adults who experienced abuse in a community setting, and ...

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Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: first oral evidence session

The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill held its first oral evidence session on Tuesday 2nd April. The committee took oral evidence from women’s rights and equality organisations covering: 

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Church of England: SCIE's safeguarding report published

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SICE) has published (4 April 2019) its overview report, which details the learning from the 42 independent diocesan safeguarding audits. 

The Church of England has welcomed the report, which has been … 

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DBS checks: guidance for employers

The Home Office has published guidance (updated 3 April 2019) for employers about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.

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Board Manager's April 2019 Blog: The progress question

Abuse and harm of adults is such a huge social issue, it can be hard to see any progress being made. So said a colleague a couple of weeks ago: Don’t get me wrong they said ...

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