To view the latest Safeguarding Snapshot on the subject of Domestic Abuse, please click on the link below:
Prevent Tragedies is a website which was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel. The website has contributions from women from communities, charities, public sector organisations and Government departments.
The website has recently launched a short film on the topic of ‘Left Behind’, which describes the devastation caused to families whose loved ones have travelled or attempted to travel to a conflict zone abroad. Left Behind focuses on the accounts of four police Prevent contact officers who have supported families from across the country and witnessed first hand the anguish they go through as a consequence of a family member’s actions.
To view the video, and for more information, please click on the link below:
The new 2016 statutory multi-agency guidelines on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are now available. Click on the link below to view:
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 is an important piece of legislation to empower individuals to make decisions wherever possible and protects individuals who lack capacity, by providing a framework that places individuals at the centre of decision making. The learning resource has been developed by the pan Lancashire MCA practice group, a multiagency group with health and social care colleagues from commissioning and provider organisations.
To view the Mental Capacity Act E-book resource, please click on the link below:
The video link below will take you to a learning resource to support and develop increased understanding of the MCA. The resource comprises of the video illustrates the key elements of the MCA 2005, with a number of scenarios giving practical demonstrations of what this means, using professional actors. The e-book will provide additional information and links to helpful resources. Please click on the link to view the video:
Inspire Drug and Alcohol service will be holding drop in sessions at Darwen Children’s Centre, starting Thursday 17th March 2016, then every other Thursday 13.00-15.00. For more information, please click on the flyer below:
POLICE are urging people to sign up to their In The Know (ITK) messaging system to help cut crime.
Lancashire Police “In The Know” Messaging system offers members of the public the means to receive information from the police and other agencies in the county about crimes or incidents in their area which suit their preferences for content, locality and means of communication.
For more information, or to sign up, please visit In The Know
Please see below a briefing which is a useful guide to the new Psychoactive Substance Act; which comes into force in early April 2016. To access this, click on the link
To view the easy read version of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) Annual Report from 2015-15, please click on the link below:
In the UK FGM is a criminal offence under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. The Serious Crime Act amended this to create a new offence of failing to protect a girl from FGM, introduced FGM Protection Orders and introduced a mandatory reporting duty requiring regulated health, social care and teaching professionals to report known cases of FGM in under 18s. It is important that everyone is aware of how to recognise the signs, and what to do if you have a concern.
Please click on the link below to view the Safeguarding Snapshot on FGM: