Prevent Mental Health Guidance

November 7, 2017Comments Off on Prevent Mental Health Guidance

NHS England have produced guidance for mental health services in exercising duties to safeguard people from the risk of radicalisation. To view this guidance, please click on the link below:

prevent-mental-health-guidance

 

Safeguarding Snapshot: Financial Abuse

November 3, 2017Comments Off on Safeguarding Snapshot: Financial Abuse

The Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) have recently produced a Safeguarding Snapshot, focussing on Financial Abuse.

This explains financial and material abuse as defined by The Care Act 2014, includes a section on ‘why it matters’ and what to do if you recognise the signs of financial abuse.

To view this snapshot, please click on the link below:

Financial Abuse

 

Safeguarding Snapshot: LSCB & LSAB Board Priorities 2017/18

October 13, 2017Comments Off on Safeguarding Snapshot: LSCB & LSAB Board Priorities 2017/18

Please see below a Safeguarding Snapshot detailing the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) priorities for 2017/18. To access the snapshot, please click on the following link:

LSCB LSAB Priorities 2017-18

Financial Abuse Resources

August 14, 2017Comments Off on Financial Abuse Resources

Please find below a link to the Scamwise document guide, which covers topics such as ‘avoiding and spotting scams’, ‘security dos and don’ts’, ‘who is targeted by scammers’, ‘types of scam’, and what to do if you’ve been scammed or you think someone else has been scammed.

Scamwise guide

Please also find below a link to the 3rd edition of ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’:

The-Little-Book-of-Big-Scams Third-Edition

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen August Newsletter

August 9, 2017Comments Off on Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen August Newsletter

Please see below a link to the Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen eNewsletter from August 2017:

Healthwatch_BwD_Newsletter_Aug_2017

MCA: Easy Read Guide

July 18, 2017Comments Off on MCA: Easy Read Guide

To view the easy read guide to the 2005 Mental Capacity Act, please click on the link below:

MCA Easy Read Guide

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Animation

June 29, 2017Comments Off on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Animation

Please find below a short animation, produced by Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with Public Health Wales, tells the story of a young boy growing up, and how his experience with ACEs have affected his life. It also explains the roles that different agencies can play in preventing them and supporting those impacted.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are those that directly harm a child; such as physical, verbal and sexual abuse or physical or emotional neglect – as well as those that affect the environment where they grow up; including parental separation, domestic violence, mental illness, alcohol abuse, drug use or incarceration.

A study has found that almost half (47 per cent) of adults across Blackburn with Darwen have suffered at least one ACE, with 12 per cent of adults in the borough having suffered four or more.

The Council has also produced a range of supporting information to go along with the animation – which can be found using the following link: http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/aces.aspx

Dr Helen Lowey, Consultant in Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

‘Whilst this issue is clearly not specific to Blackburn with Darwen, we feel it is important to take a proactive approach and raise awareness of how ACEs can affect a person throughout their entire life. What must be remembered is that ACEs can be prevented. We are doing work across the borough, including this animation, to both prevent ACEs occurring in the first place wherever possible and to prevent the consequences of them in those that have already experienced them.’

Healthwatch BwD March Newsletter

March 21, 2017Comments Off on Healthwatch BwD March Newsletter

Please see below a link to the Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen eNewsletter from March 2017:

HWBWD Enews March

What is Adult Abuse?

March 15, 2017Comments Off on What is Adult Abuse?

Please find below a link to a leaflet explaining in an easy read version ‘what is adult abuse’. It is important to remember that abuse can happen to anyone, it doesn’t matter how old you are, whether you are a man or a woman, or where you live. the below document gives you more information on this, and what to do if you or someone you know is being abused, or you suspect they are. You can also speak to someone in the Adult Safeguarding Team on 01254 585949

Adult Abuse Easy Read March 2017

 

 

The Law Commission – MCA and DoLS

March 13, 2017Comments Off on The Law Commission – MCA and DoLS

Please find below the Law Commission report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the shorter summary released 13/03/2017.

Mental_Capacity_Report_Summary

The Law Commission – MCA and DoLS

 

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