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The Herbert Protocol

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

The Herbert Protocol - Refreshed

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The Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People Report

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

The Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People ReportThe Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People report highlights the scale of young people’s needs which have increased or been caused by the pandemic, and calls for a clear exit strategy for young people who are likely to be included in the early stages of release from lockdown measures.  The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership would like to thank Mark Straw from Community PRAXIS for sharing this report with us.

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Covid-19 and early intervention: Evidence, challenges and risks relating to virtual and digital delivery

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a global public health crisis that is having and will continue to have a profound impact on every area of life. Many services for children and families will face significant disruption, as a wide range of services – such as parenting classes, home visiting programmes, youth work, counselling services and school-based services – have traditionally been delivered face-to-face.

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Keeping Yourself and others 'Safe and Sound’ Conference

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Community Action Suffolk are offering an on-demand safeguarding conference for the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector (Available from 28 May 2020)

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Volunteering during COVID-19

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Community Action Suffolk have produced the links below to help if you are running or thinking of running a group of Volunteers during the pandemdic. There is also useful Safegiuarding advice to support and keep people safe.

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Could you spot a Loan Shark?

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Free 1 Hour, Trainer Led, Online Training Sessions are being offered to help you spot Loan Sharks?

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Trading Standards - "The Language of Scams" - how you are persuaded to part with your money

Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Amy Underwood

This publication shows how criminals use language in subtle and powerful ways to scam people out of money. It highlights how, far from the popular idea of the gullible or vulnerable person ‘falling for’ a scam, the reality is that scammers are highly skilled manipulators of language who use techniques designed to make people feel at ease and disguise any cause for concern.

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Q & A Stop Loan Sharks- Project

Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Amy Underwood

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Keeping adults safe: How to spot and respond to signs of abuse or neglect

Published on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Sadie Cable

Now more than ever, professionals need to be vigilant in spotting signs of abuse in adults. The landscape around us has changed, and the way in which worrying signs may present themselves may be different, but abuse does not disappear.

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Stop Loan Sharks Facebook Live Q&A

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Amy Underwood

On Friday 1st May, at 1:30pm, LIAISE Manager Cath Williams will be going live for half an hour on the Stop Loan Sharks Facebook page, to answer your questions about partnership working to tackle loan sharks and support victims of illegal money lending.

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Appendix D – Temporary revised guidance on safeguarding in schools during COVID-19 pandemic

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Appendix D – Temporary revised guidance on safeguarding in schools during COVID-19 pandemic

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See it, Recognise it, Report it – keeping Suffolk’s residents safe from harm

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Anthony Douglas

Today's article in the East Anglian Daily Times features our Independent Chair, Anthony Douglas, giving an update on what the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership are doing during the Pandemic and how you can do your bit to support the Safeguarding effort in the County.I would like to thank Suffolk County Council for the opportunity to use this space to discuss the work of the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) during this challenging time. The Partnership includes Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police, local clinical commissioning groups and local community and voluntary organisations with the statutory responsibility to ‘keep people safe from harm’. At the moment the number one safeguarding priority is to keep people healthy and prevent them from catching Covid-19 but with the majority of the population rightly staying at home, this presents other risks.The responsibility of the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership is to shine a light on the other risks people continue to face, mostly at home but sometimes in the community. For example, abuse and neglect at home has not been paused until Covid-19 is over, nor have county lines shut up shop as non-essential services. Some abuse and neglect will have gone even further underground, with the worry that vulnerable children and adults are now behind doors that are even more firmly closed.Some of the concerns around the country are about a rise in the financial abuse of older people, through scams and doorstep crimes; a rise in teenage suicides; a rise in family violence; a worry about children with clear educational, health and care needs who are not in school, despite the offer of a place; and a worry that people with other urgent health needs are not going to hospital. Delays in going to hospital if you have a potentially serious condition like cancer, diabetes or sepsis, whatever your age, can be just as fatal as coronavirus. More people will die because of not going to hospital early enough, other serious health conditions are not politely waiting for Covid-19 to run its course. I should emphasise these are national concerns, but we are continuing to monitor the situation in Suffolk. As yet no clear trends have emerged, but it is early days and we are no different to anywhere else when it comes to risk.The truth is we don’t know how individuals and families in Suffolk will react to an extended lockdown. During this challenging time, it will be even harder for children and adults who are already vulnerable to tell us what is happening to them. We know from other countries in lockdown that domestic abuse, self-neglect and the use of drugs and alcohol has increased.One major concern is that referrals to statutory organisations like the police and social care have dropped considerably, especially referrals from the community, family, friends and local organisations. This is inevitable in a lockdown where people are not interacting as they usually would, and it is one reason why the lockdown should be for the shortest possible period. Staying at home keeps you away from Covid-19 but it is not necessarily the safest place for everyone. This is one of the great dilemmas about the prospect of long-term social distancing.We are all responsible for safeguarding and now more than ever, it is important that we are extra alert to the signs of abuse and neglect. This is about community curiosity matching professional curiosity. It is not about snitching.Right now, it is important that volunteers, delivery drivers and immediate neighbours who may get a glimpse of what is going on in communities, see themselves as important safe guarders. It is their role to be the eyes and ears and report anything that concerns them.If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, then please report it on 0808 800 4005. Please don’t hold back, your concern will be followed up, and this can be done anonymously.Finally, I would like to pay tribute to all the safeguarding agencies in Suffolk who have worked around the clock to make sure vulnerable people are safe during this unprecedented time. I have seen the commitment and determination of staff and volunteers which I know will continue for as long as the threat from Covid-19 remains, whether this is weeks or months. It is also important to acknowledge the major contribution of carers in Suffolk who are looking after relatives with challenging behaviour behind closed doors. There are many other groups involved with maintaining our civic society in secret, who all need acknowledging and praising.Let us all play our part in keeping people safe from all the other threats they face, if you see something concerning, recognise it and report it. 

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Schools guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on Monday, April 27, 2020 by Amy Underwood

The Schools team regularly update their guidance on how schools in Suffolk are affected by COVID-19, including closures and the provision for key workers.  There is a really useful section on Wellbeing Information for School Leaders and Pupils, along with Safeguarding Information for Schools during the Pandemic.

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Access to PREVENT Training from Home during COVID-19

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020 by Amy Underwood

There is now access to online counter terrorism training from home. Counter Terrorism officers are making their internationally renowned, online training for the public easier to access from home.  You can access the 45 minute course here: 

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New Safeguarding Children Training Group 2-3 (COVID Interim Measure)

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020 by Amy Underwood

You are now able to book onto the New Safeguarding Children Training Group 2-3 (COVID Interim Measure) via CPD on course code M-ESGC2020

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Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Safeguarding pupils and teachers onlineMost children are being educated at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so school leaders and teachers are having to adjust to remote education strategies. While this is happening, it is important that schools continue to follow safeguarding procedures.

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Guidance for NHS & Social Care Staff : Check if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy

Published on Monday, April 20, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Guidance - NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy.

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Emergency MCA DoLs Guidance During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Amy Underwood

The Department of Health and Social Care have issued some updated Emergency guidance on the use of MCA and DOLS during the Pandemic.

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Advice if your child is ill during COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Amy Underwood

If your child is ill during the Corona Virus Pandemic it is unlikely to be symptoms of the Virus but this chart that has been issued by Healthier Together and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health can help you decide the best course of action to take.

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Safeguarding Video for Volunteers

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Waltham Forest Council have produced a great video to help support Volunteers and raise their awareness of Safeguarding during the current Corona Virus Pandemic.

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Safeguarding During the Coronavirus

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Here at the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Adults and Young People. Now more than ever you may be feeling anxious and unsure who to turn to if you need support or advice.

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Books Beyond Words

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Amy Underwood

Today we are promoting the 'Books Beyond Words Website'.

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COVID-19 Suffolk Response

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Anthony Douglas

The stress of the lockdown is affecting many individuals and families across Suffolk.

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