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Giving a Voice to Victims throughout the Criminal Justice System

Many victims have expressed their disappointment in the criminal justice system. Findings from the Victims Commissioner’s 2021 Victim Survey reveal that only 43% of respondents said they would report a crime again. In this video, Nina Champion, Director of the Criminal Justice Alliance gives insights into improving trust, confidence and communications in the criminal justice system. She discusses ways to give victims a voice throughout the process and better support their needs through co-production.

The Importance of Having a Gendered Approach to Housing First

1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime, and often women experience this alongside homelessness. Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Project Manager at Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse, shares how the Westminster Violence Against Women and Girls Housing First project are working to deliver tailored support and housing for women.

Suicide Prevention: Panel Discussion: Developing Suicide Prevention Strategies for Marginalised Groups

Research shows that marginalised people are at greater risk of suicide than other groups. In this panel discussion, we welcomed Natalie Creary from Black Thrive, Mo Wiltshire from Stonewall, and Helen Jones from MindOut who discussed how to develop suicide prevention strategies for marginalised groups.

Suicide Prevention: Speak Their Name: Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

Speak Their Name: The Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt, was a project started by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020. We heard more about the project from Adele Owen QPM the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Programme Manager at the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership.

Suicide Prevention: Revising National Suicide Prevention Strategies in Response to Covid-19

The Government is reforming suicide prevention strategies, due to the detrimental impact that the pandemic has had on mental health. We heard from Nadine Dories MP, former Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, about how the Government is revising national suicide prevention strategies.

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.

Creating a Safer Work Culture through Engagement with Senior Leadership

Thirtyone:eight are a faith-based charity that strive to assist organisations in creating a safer and more inclusive culture in their workplace. This case study explores thirtyone:eight’s guiding principles for organisations to follow when looking to improve their safeguarding strategy.

Creating a Resilient Workforce through Emotional and Mental Health Support

The British Heart Foundation have been praised for their conscientious wellbeing and safeguarding strategies. We heard from Scott Berney, Head of Safeguarding at the charity about how they supported staff prior to, and throughout the pandemic.

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.

Action Fraud: Raising Awareness and Supporting Victims

Falling victim of fraud can be extremely distressing, causing emotional and financial damage. This case study examines the work of Action Fraud in supporting victims of fraud and educating potential victims to prevent fraud from taking place.

Digital Safeguarding Strategies to Protect Children Online

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) have a vision to eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online. This case study examines the work of the IWF and what they are doing to tackle online child exploitation.

Safeguarding Children and Young People the NHS Perspective

Effective safeguarding arrangements seek to prevent and protect individuals from harm or abuse, regardless of their circumstances. This article discusses the NHS’ perspective on safeguarding child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online: Online Safety in Schools

Michael Bell from the Department for Education discussed ways of keeping children and young people safe online at schools.

The Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation Conference: The ThinkuKnow Programme and Online CSA during Covid-19

Marie Smith from the National Crime Agency talks to us about maintaining online safety for children during Covid-19.

The Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation Conference: Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the NHS

Kenny Gibson, National Lead of Safeguarding for the NHS speaks to us about methods the National Health Service have in place to protect children