Redbridge safeguarding adults board

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

News:      24 August 2020

New!  Free On-Line Fire Safety Course for Practitioners

One of our partners, the London Fire Brigade (LFB), are making available free of charge an on-line training course on fire safety via TSA.  The course is suitable for health and social care staff, formal and informal carers, telecare staff and anyone else working with vulnerable adults.  Below is the link to the TSA website, where you will find the link to the course, which is in two parts.  The first part is interactive throughout and consists of an Introduction to Fire Safety in the Home, Personal Obligations, a video of a fire time line and a short quiz to test understanding.  Topics covered are prevention, escape, hazards, risk control measures and the course includes a number of case studies as illustration.  The second part is an assessment which consists of ten multiple choice questions.  A certificate is generated at the end of the course for the user. 


Key Messages on Staying Safe During COVID-19

There is so much information and guidance available relating to COVID-19.  It can be overwhelming however, there are five key messages below which are important:
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser if there is no visible dirt;
  • keep social distancing with people outside of your own household, staying at least 2m apart;
  • wear a face covering when on public transport in shops or enclosed public spaces – this can be something as simple as a scarf or cloth over your nose and mouth;
  • if you do get any of the symptoms ie high temperature, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell call 119 where you will be directed to the nearest testing facility; and
  • ensure you get your flu vaccine.

Updated Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance on FGM

The Government have updated the multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Bulletin

The latest quarterly Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Bulletin is available to download.  If you don’t receive this directly into your mail box already, sign up here.  This issue includes items on domestic violence and predatory marriage.

Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP) Training Programme 2020 – 2021

The RSCP has moved its Training Programme on-line.  Check out the courses available from September 2020 to access learning opportunities to help with your delivery of safeguarding to whole families.

RSAB Annual Plan and Priorities 2020 – 2021

You can view our current plan and priorities for the Board below:

Work on the priorities takes place between quarterly Board meetings, at which progress is monitored.

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

In a written statement issued by the Government today, it has been confirmed that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), the replacement for the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), will not go ‘live’ until April 2022.  However, some provisions relating to roles and training will come into affect prior to that date.  See the full statement for further information:

Domestic Abuse – Extension to Survey Closing Date

Redbridge Council want to improve their response to domestic abuse in the Borough. Please help them by completing this online survey about your understanding and possible experiences of domestic abuse. This is open to all residents and should only take around 8-10 minutes of your time and will be invaluable to helping them better respond to domestic abuse to keep individuals and families in Redbridge safe and well. The survey has been extended to Sunday 9 August 2020.  Please click the link to complete:

 The survey is also available in different languages:

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi)-

Română (Romanian) –

اردو (Urdu) –


Public Health England (PHE) COVID-19 Report

Following publication of the PHE Report on disparities in risk and outcomes of COVID-19, which identified a number of health inequalities, LBR Public Health have provided a helpful question and answer document, linked below:


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.

Guidance and Learning from SCIE on Safeguarding Adults during the COVID-19 Crisis

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:

Covid-19 Scams

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:

 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:

Care Homes

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: