Redbridge safeguarding adults board

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

News:      15 August 2022

New!  Woodford Fire Station Open Day – Fire Safety

London Fire Brigade, one of the Board’s partners, are holding an open day for the public on Saturday 27 August 2022 at the Woodford Fire Station.  The event will be an opportunity to find out about the work of the service and also providing information for all on fire safety.  The Fire Station is located at the top of Snakes Lane, IG8 0BS.  Further information will be available shortly.

New!  World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

Our partners NELFT are hosting a ‘virtual’ event on World Suicide Prevention Day 2022, 9 September from 10:30 – 13:30.  Find out more by viewing the flyer below and the programme for the event.  To book the free event, click on the link in the flyer.

Local Government Association (LGA) Seminars – Transitional Safeguarding

The LGA are holding two seminars in September relating to Transitional Safeguarding.

For further information, contact the LGA via chip@local.gov.uk .

Meet the Chair Events

Our final ‘Meet the Chair’ event for this series is taking place on 7 September at 16:00 .  Find out more on the flyer below.

Discriminatory abuse:  a briefing for practitioners

This briefing on discriminatory abuse, developed by the Local Government Association (LGA), aims to support practitioners to gain a better understanding of the topic. The briefing explores and how to recognise equality characteristics in case management, and more broadly recognise unconscious bias and discrimination in practice, approaches and strategies within adult safeguarding.

Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board Priorities 2022 – 2023

The Board has agreed the priorities that it will be focusing on for 2022 – 2023, which can be downloaded via the link below:

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:

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.

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.