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.


The Law Commission – MCA and DoLS


The MEAM Approach Video

February 20, 2017Comments Off on The MEAM Approach Video

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 MEAM Approach

Adult Safeguarding Leaflet

January 11, 2017Comments Off on Adult Safeguarding Leaflet

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:

Protecting Adults from Abuse


Safeguarding Snapshot – Adult Safeguarding Continuum

January 6, 2017Comments Off on Safeguarding Snapshot – Adult Safeguarding Continuum

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:


Safeguarding Snapshot: Online Safety

January 5, 2017Comments Off on Safeguarding Snapshot: Online Safety

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:


Domestic Abuse Animations Launch

December 20, 2016Comments Off on Domestic Abuse Animations Launch

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 or Wish Centre on (01254) 260465 or at

If you want to speak to somebody from the drug and alcohol support service call (01254) 495014 or search for ‘Blackburn’ at – #startwellanimation – #livewellanimation – #agewellanimation


DoLS Standard Authorisation – Your Rights

December 12, 2016Comments Off on DoLS Standard Authorisation – Your Rights

To view the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Standard Authorisation – your rights leaflet, please click on the link below.


LSCB Annual Report and Business Plan

December 1, 2016Comments Off on LSCB Annual Report and Business Plan

To view the Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report for 2015-16 and Business Plan for 2016-17, please click on the link below:


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