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Voluntary Sector Leadership: Digital Innovation and Partnership Working

With cases of domestic abuse rising during the pandemic, charities have been working hard to support victims, and prevent abuse occurring again. Sally Steadman-South from SafeLives and Libby Drew from On Our Radar worked collaboratively to create new projects that respond to the impact of the pandemic, seeking to supporting vulnerable women and girls.

Strengthening Safeguarding Practices and Tackling Beneficiary Disengagement

There is growing evidence to suggest that disengagement with veteran’s charities is higher than with other charities. In this case study, the Head of Safeguarding from The Royal British Legion discusses why tackling disengagement with services, is crucial to improving safeguarding in the voluntary sector.

The Role of Housing Associations in Combatting Domestic Abuse

Housing providers have a duty to safeguard at risk adults in their homes. The pandemic challenged how they safeguard people at risk of domestic abuse and trained staff to spot the signs. This case study looks at how Sovereign Housing Association adapted safeguarding services for residents throughout the pandemic.

Learning Lessons from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

With a 14.6% increase in abuse concerns in 2019/20, the need for strong and consistent adult safeguarding policies has become increasingly essential. Using Safeguarding Adult Reviews, service providers can help identify areas for improvement to prevent abuse, and concerns surrounding abuse, from occurring.

Streamlining the Transition Between Child and Adult Safeguarding Services

Child and adult safeguarding services share the aim of protecting people from harm, however, they are guided by different practices. There needs to be more guidance in place to help ease the transition between services and streamline practice when a person reaches adulthood. This case study looks at how Birmingham City Council Preparation for Adulthood service helps young people with this transition.

Adult Safeguarding: Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

There is a significant lack of referrals to safeguarding services from ethnic minority communities. Junaid Hussain shares ways of supporting professional services to better engage with ethnic minority communities via improved training and awareness for the need for high-quality support.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults and Domestic Abuse

The statistics around domestic abuse in the UK are shocking and safeguarding services are integral to the protection of victims of abuse. Janine Roderick, Head of Learning Together at the Social Care Institute for Excellence shares the essential safeguarding tools used to protect victims of domestic abuse.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Although most legal restrictions have now been lifted, the impact of Covid-19 is still very significant on safeguarding services. Dr Sheila Fish provides insights into the recovery of safeguarding services during and post Covid-19.

Adult Social Care: A Local Government Approach

Cllr Paulette Hamilton from the Local Government Association spoke to us about the local government approach to Adult Social Care.

Adult Social Care: Adapting Inspections and Regulations of Adult Social Care Providers

Deanna Westwood is Head of Inspection and Adult Social Care at CQC. They spoke to us about adapting inspections and regulations of adult social care providers.

Using Electronic Data Systems in End-of-Life Care

EPaCCs keep a saved, electronic care plan for the last year of a patient’s life on a purpose-built database. Dr Steve Plenderleith spoke to us about the use of Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems and ways that they can improve end of life care in palliative medicine.

Adult Safeguarding 2021: Adult Safeguarding in Health Care and NHS

Kenny Gibson, National Head of Safeguarding at NHS England & NHS Improvement, spoke about the impact of Covid-19 on safeguarding practice at The Adult Safeguarding Conference, 2021.

Case Study: Incorporating Behavioural Insights into Fire Safety

The majority of accidental dwelling fires are caused by people, rather than faulty equipment. This case study looks at the incorporation of behavioural insights into fire safety, trialled by the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Abuse and Neglect of Older People – What can we do to stop it?

The abuse and neglect of older people remains a largely hidden issue, which leaves hundreds of thousands of older people experiencing, or at risk of, avoidable harm. There are now nearly 12 million people aged 65 or over in the UK with the average age of the UK population rising.

A Shift in Approach: Making Safeguarding Personal

Liz Hanley, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Safeguarding Policy Network Co-Lead, spoke about changing approaches to safeguarding, ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ (MSP) at The Adult Safeguarding Conference 2020.
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