IOW SAB Annual Safeguarding Conference – Safeguarding and Dementia – 7th March 2018

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LSAB Annual Conference 2018 – Safeguarding and Dementia

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at Gurnard Pines. The annual conference is an opportunity to hear from local and national experts, share best practice and celebrate the Boards work. This year, a limited number of tickets are offered to mainland attendees at a cost of £40 per person (non-refundable), including lunch.

The focus of this year’s event will be on Safeguarding and Dementia with national and local experts sharing best practice on how to support people living with dementia. National speakers include Professor Jill Manthorpe, Sam Clark and Professor Keith Brown. The local picture will be provided by the LAC Network and by Trading Standards IWASP Team. A full agenda will be sent nearer the time.

There is on-site parking at the venue, or the venue is a short taxi ride from the Red Jet terminal in West Cowes.

This event is open to Partners and Professionals based on the Isle of Wight and the South Coast. If you, or anyone in your partner agencies, would like to attend, please let Coleman, Emma (Emma.Coleman@IOW.GOV.UK)  know by email and she will send you your ticket and invoice. Please provide a PO number and your agencies invoicing address.

 

 

Publication of the Mr C SAR and the Thematic Review of Learning from SARs related to Learning Disability and Physical Health Care

Statement from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

 

Safeguarding Adult Review – Mr C

 

The report into the findings of the Mr C Safeguarding Adult Review is published today. Robert Templeton, the independent chair of the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has provided the following message:

 

“At its meeting on 12th December, the Board considered the findings of the Safeguarding Adult Review regarding the case of Mr C as well as the Thematic Review of Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews related to Learning Disability and Physical Health Care, and the series of recommendations for how the agencies involved in providing support could work better together in the future.

 

Mr C had complex health and care needs and was receiving support from a number of different agencies. This report identifies learning which agencies can use for future improvement. Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to working alongside commissioners and care providers to implement the report’s recommendations.  The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board wish to express their deepest condolences to Mr C’s family for their loss.”

 

icn_web Mr C SAR and Thematic Review Reports

 

Note:

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi agency partnership which commissions Safeguarding Adult Reviews in a very small number of cases where an adult with care and support needs has died or has been seriously injured, in order to identify lessons to improve future practice and partnership working.

New guidance on Modern Slavery

New guidance has been published by the LGA and Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on modern slavery. The purpose of this guide is to increase awareness of modern slavery and provide clarity for councils their role in tackling it. Whilst it has been produced specifically for Local Authorities, the guidance will also be helpful for a wider range of partners.

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Modern Slavery – A Council Guide

HSAB Annual Report 2016-2017

HSAB has published its annual report for 2016/17. This outlines the activities undertaken by the Board over the past year to enable it to fulfil its statutory responsibilities regarding the strategic development and oversight of adult safeguarding across Hampshire.  The report highlights the Board’s progress and achievements in delivering its strategic priorities and objectives and provides a review of its business plan highlighting challenges and also key achievements. It also outlines the areas requiring focus for the coming year.

The report can be found by clicking the link below:

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup HSAB Annual Report 2016-2017

Hate Crime – A guide for those affected

A guide has been created jointly by Tell MAMA and Community Security Trust regarding Hate Crime.

The guide’s focus is anti-Muslim hatred and antisemitism. Its advice can, and should, be used by anybody who has suffered any kind of hate crime, which can occur due to race, religion, sexuality, age, disability, gender or any other characteristic.

The guide can be found in our Resource Zone:

Resource Zone

Financial Abuse and Scams: Guidance for Councillors, Directors, Managers and Social Work Practitioners

The NTS Scams Team are currently focussing on establishing a partnership with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to engage at a national level to improve local partnerships and operational delivery. Helping to raise awareness of abuse and improve safeguarding practices, ADASS, in partnership with the Local Government Association, Adult Principal Social Worker Network and National Trading Standards, has published guidance on financial abuse and scams, for Directors and people working in social care.

The guidance and other publications can be found via the following link https://www.adass.org.uk/greater-awareness-needed-to-prevent-abuse-of-older-people-with-care-and-support-needs-says-adass and is also available in our Resource zone.

Resource for Health & Social Care Professionals

Stop Loan Sharks: Illegal Money Lending

Over 310,000 households in the UK use illegal money lenders every year. Unauthorised lenders, or loan sharks as they are more commonly known in the UK operate a money lending business without permission from the Financial Conduct Authority and are acting illegally. The guide is to aid Health and Social Care Professionals. Please use the link below to access the Resource Zone

Resource Zone

The Cherry Tree Café Activitea

The Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Dementia Action Group are now running a social afternoon event every Thursday of activities and afternoon tea suited for people with dementia and their carers.

The events are taking place in the Cherry Tree Café in the Velmore Centre, Falkland Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3GY. More information can be found in the flyer below:

Cherry Tree Café Activitea

SCIE Quick Guide: Moving between hospital and home, including care homes.

Moving between hospital and home, including care homes – A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care.

Published: September 2017

Registered managers and their teams play an important role in supporting people when they are transferring in and out of hospital. This quick guide provides a brief overview of how managers can work with hospitals to ensure a good experience of transition for the people in their care.moving-hospital-home

The guide includes:
What you can do to ensure successful transitions
What you can expect from your local hospital team
What you should expect after discharge
Further information

Fundraising Preference Service

In 2015, a Cross-Party Review of Fundraising Regulation recommended that a service should be set up for members of the public to control the nature and frequency of charity communications that they receive. The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) has now been launched to ensure that people can easily manage these communications.

You can find further information and leaflets regarding the FPS and the link to their website on our Resource Zone page

Online Self-Harming Game

HSAB has been made aware of an online ‘game’ which encourages young people to self harm for 50 days and then take their life by suicide on the last day. It is  believed that the game originated in Russia and there have been reports of its use in other areas of Europe. We have been asked not to circulate the name of the ‘game’.

Public Health England advice is to treat this information and the sharing of the information with extreme caution and ensure sensitive communication. Emails and communications can promote the issue and cause harm through undue concern and inadvertently encouraging risky behaviour. Specifically they are recommending the name and descriptions of the alleged-game is not shared . PHE recommends that concerned parties should relay generic advice. The following pointers should be helpful:

Revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act

On 10th March the Department of Health published the refreshed edition of the Care and Support statutory guidance. The statutory guidance supports implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities, the NHS, the police and other partners. The new edition supersedes the version issued in October 2014. It takes account of regulatory changes, feedback from stakeholders and the care sector and developments following the postponement of social care funding reforms to 2020.  The guidance is being published as an online document and the new format is intended to be read online and so has improved navigation and search functionality. Not all chapters have been revised and some have only received minor clarifications to improve understanding following feedback from the sector.

Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 (Updated March 2016, DH)

The link below indicates where changes have been made and provides more detail on the more significant changes.

Table summarising revisions to the Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance

The Department of Health has also update the series of factsheets about the Care act 2014.

Care Act 2014 Factsheets (Updated March 2016, DH)

Revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 – March 2016

The revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 has been published.  The main change is the removal of the DASM role replaced with a new section on allegations management. There is also a new section on practice leadership relating to core agencies.  Some forms of abuse such as financial and domestic abuse have been expanded to reflect new legislation. The link to the new statutory guidance can be found below:

Revised Care Act Statutory Guidance (March 2016)

Please find a summary of key changes to Chapter 14 of the Care Act 2014 in the link below.

Key changes to Chapter 14 of the Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance March 2016