Redbridge safeguarding adults board

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

News:      21 September 2021

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New!  Free Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board Multi-Agency Training Courses

The Board has made available some 1/2 day safeguarding adult courses.  These are as follows:

Working Together to Safeguard Adults from Self-Neglect Hoarding

Working Together to Safeguard Adults at Risk

In addition, a further 1/2 day course will be made available shortly on the topic of safeguarding adults from exploitation.

To book a place on the training, the Nomination Form can be downloaded here and returned to Learning.Development@redbridge.gov.uk

Free Introduction to Safeguarding Adults Briefings

The Safeguarding Adult Board here in Redbridge are pleased to have commissioned a series of free Introduction to Safeguarding Adult Briefings over the coming months.  These short and accessible sessions, will be delivered via MS Teams and last just an hour, providing an understanding of the term ‘safeguarding adults’, an overview of the different types of abuse and neglect and what action should be taken if there are concerns that an adult may be at risk.  They are aimed at professionals and volunteers working in Redbridge with adults that may be at risk, particularly those new in post who haven’t undertaken any safeguarding adults training and those in support roles, or those that may work mainly with children and young people but come into contact with older family members.

The Briefings will be taking place from 10:00 – 11:00 on the following dates:

13 October 2021      10 November 2021      05 January 2022           09 February 2022

Reserving a free place is easy.  Just send an e-mail to RSAB@redbridge.gov.uk with your name, role, agency/organisation, and telephone number, plus your chosen date.  You will then receive a confirmation and MS Teams calendar invitation.  For more information, please view the flyer below:

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=U9caWFZ9dzQ

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…

National Network for Chairs of SABs Report 2020-21

The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) has published the National Network for Chairs of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) report for 2020-21. The network has been running for over seven years, supported by CHIP to contribute to sector led improvement in safeguarding adults. This annual report provides an overview of the network’s activities during the year, including the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and sets out priorities for 2021-22.

Recently published Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Reports

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.