Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board
News: 07 July 2020
New! Domestic Abuse Survey
The Borough is looking to improve its response to domestic abuse. Can you help by completing a short on-line survey which asks about your understanding of the issue and any possible experiences. This is open to all residents and takes around 8 – 10 minutes. Your responses will be invaluable to helping delivery of an effective service, supporting individuals and families to stay safe. The survey closes on 15 July and can be accessed via the link below. Please do get involved. Thank you in advance.
Age UK Business Directory for London
Age UK host a business directory for London which is a helpful source of traders that have been checked by local Age UK staff to ensure that they are qualified, insured and have a history of reliable and trustworthy trading. This London based directory provides details of trusted services, traders and businesses throughout the Boroughs of London. This local Age UK Business Directory is a free service to find a builder, roofer, electrician, plumber, joiner, plasterer, gardener, cleaner, solicitor or any other type of supplier or service. Listed are reputable retailers as well as contractors and mobility aid providers that can be trusted.
Welcome to the new Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board Website
The website was launched at the beginning of June and we will be using it to share information about the Board and safeguarding adults in general. Please bear with us as the site is populated. If you have any queries, please e-mail RSAB@redbridge.gov.uk .
The Social Care Institute for Excellent (SCIE) has provided guidance on safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis. This is a reminder during a time when adults with care and support needs may be at increased vulnerability as others seek to exploit disadvantage at this time.
The Department of Health and Social Care has commissioned SCIE to deliver a series of webinars to help support those who are new to working or volunteering with adults with care and support needs safe in a variety of settings. Each webinar includes a presentation from a safeguarding expert, a forum for sharing ideas and ending with a Q&A to discuss current safeguarding challenges. The webinars have now all taken place but you can access the recordings via the SCIE website. The topics are:
- What is safeguarding?
- Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP)
- Information sharing for safeguarding
- Safeguarding and Human Rights
- Enquiries for Providers
- Self-Neglect and Safeguarding
Care Act 2014 Easements
This provides guidance for Local Authorities on how the easements of the Care Act contained the Coronavirus Act 2020 should be interpreted.
Local Government Authority Advice on COVID-19
The LGA has provided advice on how professionals can protect vulnerable people during Covid-19:
A number of resources have been released on scams from National Trading Standards:
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
The DBS has released advice on DBS checks for volunteers and fast track DBS services. Relevant fact sheets can be found via the link below:
Ethical guidance for doctors during Covid-19
Both the GMC and BMA have released guidance for doctors on managing ethical decision during the Covid-19 outbreak:
- https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/ethics/covid-19-ethical-issues and https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance
Covid-19 & Domestic Abuse
A recognised risk with the Covid-19 outbreak relates to the increase of domestic abuse in both intimate relationships and inter-generational domestic abuse.
The Government, Womens Aid and SafeLives have released guidance on this:
The Government has released guidance on the admission and care of people in care homes:
Updated information from London Fire Brigade on Fire Safety during the Coronavirus
Our partners, London Fire Brigade, are providing information for residents on fire safety during the Coronavirus outbreak via their website:
There is also a new page on Fire Safety Advice during pertinent at this time when we are all spending more time at home:
There is also new guidance on Home Fire Safety Visits:
and caring for someone vulnerable during Coronavirus:
Safeguarding Adults at Risk
This is a reminder of the contact details for reporting a safeguarding adult concern. If you are a victim of abuse, or you know someone who you think is being abused, or at risk, please seek help by reporting concerns to Redbridge Health and Adult Social Services on 020 8708 7333 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00) or on 020 8553 5825 (evenings and weekends). You can also e-mail the First Contact Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.