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
Please find below the Law Commission report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the shorter summary released 13/03/2017.
Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) delivers coordinated services for people with multiple needs. The below link takes you to the MEAM website which contains an 8 minute video and features participants from the Blackburn with Darwen team:
The LSAB, in conjunction with One Voice have created an Adult Safeguarding Leaflet, which can be downloaded below. Adult Safeguarding is part of the Baiter Sehat project, run by One Voice in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. To view and download the leaflet, please click on the following link:
The LSAB have recently produced a new Safeguarding Snapshot focussing on the new Adult Safeguarding Continuum. This explains the background, why it matters, information and what to do. To view the snapshot, please click on the link below:
Online safety is fundamentally safeguarding where technology is involved. Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way to explore, socialise and have fun. However, the online risks facing our children and young people do not conform to geographical boundaries and requires a collective approach across all agencies and county borders.
To view the latest Safeguarding Snapshot on Online Safety, please click on the link below:
Please see below links to animations which have been produced to raise awareness of domestic abuse and signpost to areas of local help and support.
The characters depicted in the animations are voiced by local people from Blackburn with Darwen who felt strongly about sharing their experiences to urge others in a similar situation to access the help that is available locally.
If you want to talk to someone about any of the issues raised in the films there are services in Blackburn with Darwen that will help you with any issue related to domestic abuse and domestic violence.
Contact Changing Lives on (01254) 311181 or at changing-lives.org.uk or Wish Centre on (01254) 260465 or at bddwa.org.uk
If you want to speak to somebody from the drug and alcohol support service call (01254) 495014 or search for ‘Blackburn’ at www.changegrowlive.org
https://youtu.be/_MlDeVoTChI – #startwellanimation
https://youtu.be/6X33I1c4Im4 – #livewellanimation
https://youtu.be/OoG1NEUSNiU – #agewellanimation
To view the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Standard Authorisation – your rights leaflet, please click on the link below.
To view the Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report for 2015-16 and Business Plan for 2016-17, please click on the link below:
Please see below the latest Safeguarding Snapshot, which focuses on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). This covers why it matters to be aware of the sings of CSE, information on grooming, and what to do if you identify a child or young person may be a victim of CSE. To view the snapshot, please click on the link below:
Please also find below some posters that can be printed and displayed.