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LSAB News November 2017

LSAB News November 2017

Making Safeguarding Personal

A suite of resources, intended to support Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) and partners in developing and promoting Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is now being made available on the LGA website.

The resources offer support to Boards both in their assurance role and in actively supporting and leading a culture change towards MSP. They describe what ‘good’ might look like in MSP for a range of organisations and promote ownership of this agenda within and across all organisations.

The full suite of documents comprises:

  1. Support for Boards across the Safeguarding Adults Partnership
  2. What might ‘good’ look like for health and social care commissioners and providers?
  3. What might ‘good’ look like for the police?
  4. What might ‘good’ look like for advocacy?
  5. What might ‘good’ look like for those working in the Housing Sector?
  6. A resource for SABs to support increased involvement of people who may be in need of safeguarding support

 Three of six resources (highlighted in yellow above) are now available at https://www.local.gov.uk/topics/social-care-health-and-integration/adult-social-care/making-safeguarding-personal/resources

 The first five of these resources follows a common structure, enabling interested parties to look at an appropriate level of detail for them. Each includes:

  • an introduction and a summary offering core information on essential steps for developing MSP
  • for sector specific resources, a further short section sets out the context for MSP for that sector, including reference to relevant excerpts of the statutory guidance, as well as highlighting links from MSP to the sector’s own guidance; regulatory framework; responsibilities
  • more detailed advice and examples on developing the essential steps for MSP, along with appendices which offer further support for those with responsibilities to engage with the detail in taking forward aspects of the resources in strategy and practice. 

 

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Modern Slavery in London

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Underground Lives: The Reality of Modern Slavery in London’

A new report from Hestia* draws on data from 624 victims of modern slavery (

The report, which surveyed the experiences of everyone that Hestia worked with in 2016 revealed:

  • Two thirds of all victims were forced into prostitution (v. almost half nationally)
  • 81% of victims in London are female (v. national average 51%)
  • 91% of victims presented mental health symptoms ranging from suicidal thoughts, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
  • 54% of victims had thought about harming themselves.

* Hestia is a London charity, working together with adults and children in crisis to change their lives at the times when they most need support.

Download the report here.

 

Safeguarding Adults, Annual Report, England 2016/17

A report presenting information about adult safeguarding enquiries during the 2016/17 financial year was published on 15th  November by NHS Digital

 Safeguarding Adults, Annual Report, England 2016/17 provides details of how many safeguarding concerns were raised during the year, how many safeguarding enquiries2 were started and how many were completed within that year under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014

 The report breaks down figures on enquiries by the type, location and source of risk, as well as the outcomes of the enquiries. It provides a demographic analysis of those individuals who were the subject of a Section 42 enquiry that started within the year.

 The Safeguarding Adults Collection only includes cases of suspected abuse where a local authority safeguarding service has been notified and has entered details onto their system. It does not include cases where partner agencies have dealt with the allegation and not shared the information with the local authority. It is likely that there are cases of abuse that have not been reported to local authorities.

 http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/safeguarding1617

 

Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking conference, Nov 2nd 2017

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On November 2nd The Lewisham Safeguarding Adults board (LSAB), Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Safer Lewisham Partnership (SLP) held a joint conference to raise awareness of issues involving Lewisham.

Read More about the Conference here.

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