Financial Abuse Survey

November 16, 2017Comments Off on Financial Abuse Survey
The Local Safeguarding Adults Boards across Lancashire have been made aware of the increase in financial abuse, particularly of those who are vulnerable or those who are most at risk as they are unable to protect themselves.
We know financial abuse can have a devastating impact on victims, many of whom may not be aware they are being abused or know how to stop it.
Please could you spend just a few moments completing the following survey to help us not only understand the severity of this across Lancashire, but also identify the topics and areas we need to focus our support. You can access the survey by clicking on the below link, thank you:
For support and advice on Financial Abuse, please contact any of the numbers relating to your area in the below document:

Blackburn with Darwen Advocacy Leaflet

November 7, 2017Comments Off on Blackburn with Darwen Advocacy Leaflet

Blackburn with Darwen Advocacy Hub is an independent service that can support you to access health and social care services by ensuring your voice is heard and understand your rights. For more information, please click on the link below to download the leaflet:

Blackburn with Darwen Advocacy Leaflet

 

 

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

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