Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board
News: 18 February 2021
Happy New Year to our partners and all Redbridge residents. For information and support relating to COVID-19, please view the Councils’ Coronavirus Information Hub.
This is a reminder of the Reach Out Service, launched by the Local Authority with partner agencies to provide support to residents experiencing domestic violence. More information is available on the Council’s website. The direct contact information for Reach Out is for residents. Professionals requiring updates on existing cases should contact the MASH via 020 8708 3885 or CPAT.Referrals@redbridge.gov.uk to ensure that the Reach Out phone lines are left free for victims.
Understanding what consitutes 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.
Quick Guide to Prevent
A new resource is available which provides a guide to Prevent, the programme which tackles the causes of radicalisation, safeguards those at risk and works with individuals who become involved and are now dis-engaging, in a one page quick read format.
FREE Online Training: Women and Gambling-Related Harm
GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling. There are around 500,000 problem gamblers in the UK, up to 20% of whom are women. For every person who has a problem with gambling, up to 10 other people can be affected, and women are disproportionately at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm. Gambling-related harm can include debt, relationship difficulties, housing issues, gender-based violence, health problems, depression and anxiety, feelings of isolation, and suicidality. Their free training is usually offered face-to-face, but they now have a 2 hour session which will be delivered online via Zoom on the following dates: 22 February, 26 February, or 3, 9, 18 or 24 March. Individuals can register to attend the training here.
Friends Against Scams Leaflet & E-Learning
The organisation Friends Against Scams (FAS) has produced a comprehensive leaflet – Are you or your loved ones being targeted by scams?
The FAS website has a wide range of resources and guidance to support both individuals and organisations working with people that may be at risk of financial abuse. For practitioners, there is a short e-learning module. Please be aware that as we come towards the end of the tax year, on-line scammers are particularly targetting those that might be expecting a communication from HMRC. Do not click on any link that is encouraging you to claim a tax refund.