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7 minute briefings

Learning for 7 minutes is manageable in most services and makes information simple to understand and remember. The short briefings hold people’s attention, as well as giving managers something to share with their staff. Clearly the briefings won’t have all the answers, but it is hoped that they will act as a catalyst to help people reflect on their practice and systems, and often they have links so you can explore an issue or topic further.

Let us know if there is something you would like to see a 7 minute briefing on [email protected]

See below for briefings on:

  • safeguarding and informal carers
  • emollient fire safety
  • trauma informed approaches
  • self-neglect & hoarding
  • Safeguarding v safeguarding
  • information sharing - 7 golden rules
  • what is communication?
  • transitional safeguarding
  • managing racist abuse when providing care
  • safeguarding adult reviews
  • domestic abuse
  • financial safeguarding
  • multi-agency review (RL)

For Carers Week 2023 NSAB have worked with Norfolk County Council and Voluntary Norfolk to bring together this short briefing for people working with Carers. 

The combination of emollients, when they seep into fabrics such as clothing, and naked flames can be fatal, as shown in some of the safeguarding adult review referrals that have been received by NSAB.  Learn more about the risks here.

Trauma informed practice / approaches are increasingly being promoted in adult care, but what does it mean?

As part of National Safeguarding Adults Week in November 2022, NSAB's self-neglect and hoarding subgroup put on three short briefing sessions which included some small group discussion. From these we have created three new 7-minute briefings which give an overview of the content.

Safeguarding v safeguarding

This is a slightly simpler version of our guidance document, to help understand the difference between a Safeguarding enquiry (section 42 Care Act) and a concern about someone's safety and / or well-being. We have also created this 'pyramid' of safeguarding graphic with the help of our LSAPs to better understand how a range of needs and interventions may all fall under the very broad umbrella of 'safeguarding'.

Seven golden rules for safeguarding information sharing

What is Communication?

Thank you to our colleague Kate Brolly (Specialist Practitioner in MCA/LPS/Safeguarding) in the Integrated Care Board's safeguarding adults team for this one!

Managing racist abuse when providing care

In a Norfolk SAR to be published in September 2021, learning was identified that would apply across many settings where health and social care support is given to individuals who may have impairment to their mental capacity. 

Multi-agency review RL