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Our events from the past 12 months

Unpaid carers & safety webinar, Monday 5 June

At the start of national Carers Week, we held a free webinar where Norfolk County Council's operational carers lead, Marie Smith, looked at the challenges that carers can face on a daily basis, plus advised what support is out there for carers who are concerned about their safety.

FREE Understanding Autism Webinar  Thursday 27 April 

Following some recent learning around communication, the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership, Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board and partners commissioned Autism Anglia to deliver a virtual webinar for professionals to support them in gaining a better understanding of autism, including the core features and sensory differences.

The webinar explored the following:

  • Understanding behaviour and presentation and any risks to be aware of.
  • Diagnosis and wait times for diagnosis.
  • The impact of environments on a child/adult with autism.
  • The importance of involving people with autism in their own care and decisions about their care.
  • How to adapt language and use accessible language.
  • The use of non-verbal tools.
  • The importance of reasonable adjustments under the equality act.
  • Skills to reassure and help people feel respected/treated as an equal.
  • Signposting for support and services.
  • How professionals should listen and communicate with a child/adult who has autism to safely support them.


Mental capacity: facilitated discussion sessions for those who deliver day-to-day care to vulnerable adults

The workshops on the subject of mental capacity assessments that we held in September were very popular and the feedback we received suggested that further similar sessions would be very helpful. 

We listened and we planned four free separate half day facilitated sessions which were held between January and May.  Unfortunately we had to cancel one of these sessions due to ill health of the facilitators.  

They were specifically aimed at those who consider capacity in their day to day work, supporting adults who have care and support needs.  

The Trauma Toolbox for Staff

Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, in collaboration with NHS Foundation Trust for Norfolk and Suffolk and NSAB, offered two short, face to face workshops exploring a range of practical tools to help staff feel more stable when they begin to feel overwhelmed at work.

The free workshops took place on Monday 6 March and Monday 20 March.


Trauma informed practice: introductory sessions 

In collaboration with the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, we offered some free half day training sessions giving an introduction to trauma informed practice.  The sessions were delivered by Shirley Green, a leading local expert in trauma informed practice.  Following the training, participants would be able to understand the complex and cumulative nature of trauma, the basic functioning of the human brain and understand the window of tolerance and how it can be used to support engagement.  They were also given some practical tools and tips.

Tuesday 28 March 2023

As part of our ongoing series of webinars for the Locality Safeguarding Adult Partnerships, we were joined by Stephen Maunder from Norfolk County Council's Trading Standards team who talked about how fraudsters use language and emotions to scam people into sending them money by convincing them that they're in a genuine relationship.

Tuesday 5 July 2022

The person with lived experience and the multi-agency team around them  

We're pleased to announce that our second self-neglect and hoarding event will take place in July.  We have interviewed a person, Ms G, with lived experience and you can hear from her and the multi-agency team who worked with her.