Redbridge safeguarding adults board

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

News:      16 May 2022

National Hoarding Awareness Week – 16 – 20 May 2022

Today sees the start ofthe National Hoarding Awareness Week 2022 which runs through to 20 May.   The campaign aims to raise awareness of hoarding and the risks associated with hoarding.  This is the 9th annual campaign to raise awareness of the issue

Clouds End are a social enterprise working with people who hoard and next week during the week they are offering a series of free webinars including;

  • Understanding the link between trauma and hoarding
  • Adult self neglect and hoarding: the impact on children and families
  • The psychology of hoarding
  • Challenging conversations; why listening is so important
  • Let’s talk about hoarding

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions you can find out more here and to book your place.

What is Hoarding? If you would like to learn more about the behaviours and an insight to why people hoard watch this short video from Heather Matuozzo, Clouds End. 

Safe Connections Community Hub & Suicide Prevention Helpline

A new suicide prevention helpline and hub (Safe Connections) has been established as in collaboration with the charity Mind.  The aim is to help people with suicidal thoughts and feelings; provision of support and helping them to explore what’s happening and what’s making them feel like this.   Across up to six sessions, to try to help them explore what they need or what they want, and what other local support in their borough or across London can continue to ease their suicidal feelings or stop them coming back again.  The Safe Connections Suicide Prevention Helpline telephone number is 0300 561 0115 and it is open Monday – Friday from 09:30 to 16:30.  For more information, please see the flyer, poster and information via the links below:

Consultation – Escalation and Resolution Policy, 2nd Edition

A review of the 1st Edition of the Board’s Escalation and Resolution Policy, first published in 2018, is underway.  Any comments on the draft 2nd Edition, available via the link below, should be sent to RSAB@redbridge.gov.uk by close of business on 31 May 2022.

Helpline for older people experiencing or concerned about abuse

The charity Hourglass (previously known as Action on Elder Abuse) have launched a free to call, confidential 24/7 helpline for older people experiencing or concerned about abuse, and for people concerned about an older person experiencing or at risk of abuse. The number, which will not show on phone bills, is 0808 808 8141. If you want to know more about Hourglass, you can view their website here.

Revised Terms of Reference for the Board

The Terms of Reference for the Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board (RSAB) have been reviewed, in consultation with partners and the revised version is published below:

London Fire Brigade Video

A video resource ‘A Carers Guide to Home Fire Safety’ has been developed by the Community Safety Care, Health and Safeguarding team at the London Fire Brigade and can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/carers-and-support-workers/a-carers-guide-to-home-fire-safety/

The aim of this video is to reduce fire risk and improve outcomes for people in receipt of care.  The video will support those who provide a caring role in any capacity to identify fire risks that can be present in people’s own homes, and shows them what they can do to recognise and address them.

Please note, individuals must complete a registration form to enable them to gain access to the video and will be able to choose between a formal and informal carer option on the form. If they select the formal option they will be asked for their details which include job role, employer, and the borough/s they work in. Following this, they will be given the choice to opt in for future contact from us on news about our work.

At the end of the video, there is also a short survey for viewers as part of the evaluation process.  For any queries/comments please contact: chchs@london-fire.gov.uk

Support Services for Survivors of Modern Slavery

The Human Trafficking Foundation have produced a directory of services based in London that offer support to survivors of modern slavery.

London Safeguarding Voices Group – helping to shape safeguarding for all!             

As part of our local Board’s commitment to improving engagement with service users, and learning from their experiences, we are pleased to support the London Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) new initiative to get people with lived experience at the heart of safeguarding governance and practice across London.  If you are someone with lived experience of safeguarding, we want you!  The initiative is the London Safeguarding Voices Group (LSVG) and will involve:

  • Monthly meetings focused on developing, implementing and evaluating the LSVG work programme.
  • 2-year commitment with scheduled review points.
  • Supporting the LSAB to co-produce more person-centred approaches moving forward.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • You live or work in Redbridge or have an adult relative being cared for in Redbridge.
  • You have experience of safeguarding either personally or as a family member or a carer.
  • You are committed and passionate about improving outcomes for adults who are at risk of being abused, meaning that people will get a better experience and results to their lives.
  • You are committed and supportive of the work of the LSAB.
  • You are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You will know how to use and have access to IT equipment and Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and other packages. (Note: we are happy to discuss your computer/ IT needs and support where we can with this.)

The full role description is available to download:

There is also an easy read version of the role description via the link below:

Find out more by watching the short promotional video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opa84zOjhKk&t=1s

Each local Safeguarding Adult Board in London will be recruiting up to three people to join the London Safeguarding Voices Group. For information on how to apply via Redbridge, if that is your local Borough, please contact the Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board via RSAB@redbridge.gov.uk or by calling the Board Manager, Lesley Perry on 020 8708 5282/07775399017.

If you would like to know ‘What Safeguarding is’, click the following link to watch a short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjo7K…

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Referral Form

A Referral Form is now available to support making safeguarding referrals for adults who may be experiencing or be at risk of abuse.  The form can be used by any professional (with the exception of those working for the Council), volunteer or member of the public.  Click on the link below to download the Word version.  Once completed, the Form should be e-mailed to Adults.Alert@redbridge.gov.uk

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern

The Local Government Association (LGA) and ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) have developed a framework which provides support with decision making in relation to safeguarding concerns.  The framework supports practice, recording and reporting in order to impact positively on outcomes for people.  The framework can be downloaded here.