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Clarion Housing Group develops new Safeguarding Champions role

Clarion Housing Group have developed a new Safeguarding Champions role for their organisation. With oversight from the Clarion Board and leadership from their group executive team staff have been appointed into the new role from across the organisation.

The Safeguarding Champions are responsible for ...

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Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) workshops

The September meeting of the regional Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) operational meeting is to be hosted by Clarion Housing in Norwich. In the afternoon there will be a risk management workshop – bookings for the workshop via the contact details on the flyer (see below).

DAHA's mission is to ...

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Violence Reduction Coordinator for Norfolk

Norfolk’s County Community Safety Partnership (CCSP) is seeking to recruit a Violence Reduction Coordinator to develop and drive delivery of the multi-agency response necessary to tackle increasing County Lines activity in Norfolk.

As in many other parts of the country, Norfolk is seeing ...

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Safeguarding vulnerable adults in care homes: House of Commons debate

On Tuesday 26 February Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP (Labour, Tooting) will led a House of Commons debate on safeguarding vulnerable adults in care homes.

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New legal rights to personal health budgets for wheelchairs and section 117

Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage has announced in a written statement (HLWS1316 21-02-2019) plans to extend the legal rights to personal wheelchair budgets and for those eligible for section 117 aftercare in response to the recent consultation.

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Male domestic abuse

Whilst most of us might think that a victim of domestic abuse is likely to be a female, it is understood that one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives.  Read Alex's story here

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Channel 5 documentary - 'The Abused'

'The Abused' is a documentary on domestic abuse featuring two cases from Norfolk to be shown on Channel 5 at 9pm on Wednesday 20th February. Norfolk Police have worked with Brinkworth Productions in the making of a documentary on domestic abuse to be ...

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Suffolk & Norfolk team up to fight romance scams on Valentines Day

Suffolk and Norfolk County Council Trading Standards marked Valentine’s Day by hosting a conference to raise awareness of romance scams and what can be done to tackle them. Attended by over 100 people the event explored the wider financial, emotional and ...

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Update on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill has concluded its remaining stages in the Commons this week and the House of Lords will consider amendments later this month. The Bill has changed to include amendments that remove perceived conflicts of interests in independent hospitals, and ...

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A seminar with Head of Safeguarding at NHS England

Don't miss out on your chance to hear from Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding at NHS England. The Norfolk and Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Boards are very pleased to announce this seminar with Kenny who will be speaking on ...

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Exploring the evidence base: Financial capability and domestic abuse:

This blog by Dr Olumide Adisa examines the potential of using financial capability programmes to tackle economic abuse and reduce the financial vulnerability of victims of domestic abuse in two settings (Suffolk and London). Drawing on two case studies, the blog highlights promising evidence from ...

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983: final report published

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 has published its final reporting set out recommendations for government on how the Act and associated practice needs to change.

The recommendations covering 4 principles that the review believes should ...

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The hotel chain that trains staff to spot human trafficking

The Marriott hotel chain has introduced mandatory training in almost 7,000 of their hotels to help staff look out for warning signs of human trafficking. Some of the indicators that staff are being asked to look out for are: minimal luggage/clothing, guests who insist on…

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Ministers urged to halt deprivation of liberty bill because of ‘threat to human rights’

Last week over 100 social care, disability and older people’s organisations have called for the government to pause the bill that would replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) on the grounds that it poses a threat to human rights.

In an open letter to social care ministers, ...

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Breckland: Local lottery proceeds helping to tackle abuse

The Daisy Programme, based in Watton Norfolk which supports men and women who have been affected by domestic abuse has announced it is to receive just under £2,600 from Breckland District Council's (BDC) Lottery funding, the lottery game set-up by BDC to help promote and ...

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