Redbridge safeguarding adults board

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

News:     5 February 2024

New!  The Salvation Army – Modern Slavery Support

The Salvation Army are commissioned to work in Redbridge to support victims of modern slavery.  Please see presentation below:

Duty to Refer – Homelessness

Guidance has been issued for professionals by the Local Authority on the duty to refer when a family are at risk of homelessness.

National HIV Testing Week, 5 – 11 February 2024

National HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Testing Week is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most-affected population groups in England. Regular testing helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late.   Testing is simple, free and confidential.

In 2022, the total testing coverage within Redbridge was 55.5% whilst those who were diagnosed with HIV late were 50%.  25 Redbridge residents were diagnosed with HIV in 2022.   Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and  Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)  treatments can prevent transmission.  PrEP  reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% and reduces the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use by at least 74%. PrEP can be accessed through GUM (Genitourinary Medicine) clinics which specialises in sexual health.  PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) can be obtained from a Sexual Health Clinic. To find your local sexual health clinic visit:

There are  a range of local testing services which include:

For more information on how to access tests locally please visit:

Predatory Marriage Learning Resources

At the last RSAB Policy and Practice Subgroup, there was a presentation by a member of the Local Authority’s Adult Protection and DoLs Team on the safeguarding topic of predatory marriage.  This typically involves a situation where one person does not have the required mental capacity to consent to marriage but is led into it and taken advantage of by the other party to secure financial or other gains.  Our partners at Age UK published a news item last year which summarises a case involving a 92 year old lady with vascular dementia and terminal cancer.

Rochdale Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) has developed an excellent 7 Minute Briefing on the topic which can be accessed via the link below:

Another resource is the Hourglass webinar ‘What can be do to prevent predatory marriage?’.  The webinar lasts 1 hour 23 minutes and can be viewed on YouTube.

More information on this topic can be found on the new RSAB webpage for professionals – Predatory Marriage.

Safeguarding adults:  roles and responsibilities in health and care services

The CQC, ADASS, NHS England, LGA and the Association of Chief Police Officers have produced a useful paper which provides clarity on the roles and responsibilities of the key agencies involved in adult safeguarding.  This is hosted on the LGA website – link below:

London Safeguarding Voices

The London Safeguarding Voices Group are looking for more service users to join them to help influence future developments.  Please see information on the flyer below.