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Norfolk Safeguarding Adult Board Update

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​Community Action Norfolk are sharing this on behalf of the Norfolk Adult Safeguarding Board, please contact them directly with any queries.

Voluntary Sector Update from the Norfolk Adult Safeguarding Board December 2018

This update is provided by James Kearns, the Chief Executive of The BUILD Charity, who was appointed to the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board to provide a perspective to the Board from a voluntary sector provider of services to vulnerable adults. 
These notes highlight the key points from a recent meeting of the Board, to share information to colleagues. It is not a policy statement from the Board.

Prevent Training

The HM Government’s Prevent agenda is designed to identify, address and reduce the risk of radicalisation of young, and vulnerable people that may lead to their involvement in terrorism in its many forms. Many organisations now include Prevent Training as part of their Safeguarding training, and the Board is interested to know how this is done within voluntary sector organisations in Norfolk. Please respond to james.kearns@buildcharity.co.uk by 21st December so an update can be shared with the Board in January 2019. 

The Herbert Protocol

This was relaunched by the Chief Constable, Simon Bailey on 13th November. The Protocol is designed to record information about mainly older people with dementia who may go missing to assist appropriate agencies in their search for missing persons. Full details can be found at https://www.norfolk.police.uk/advice/personal-safety/missing-people  

Safeguarding Week 2019

Colleagues are asked to save the date of 12 September 2019 when a leading national expert in the legal profession has been commissioned to lead a workshop or seminar in Norfolk. 

Safeguarding Adults in Norfolk Annual Report

This has now been published and can be viewed at https://www.norfolksafeguardingadultsboard.info/board/reports/  

“County Lines” drug related activities

The Board received a presentation from Norfolk Police highlighting the growing concerns associated with the recruitment and intimidation of vulnerable adults and young people being used as part of drug dealing chains. Colleagues are encouraged to remain aware to potential abuse through these networks. 

Winter Pressures on health and social care services

The Board heard of a number of multi-agency initiatives planned for this winter to manage expected high demand for services. Colleagues are urged to make themselves aware of support services managed locally to reduce pressures on Accident and Emergency services in particular.

Stay in touch with Safeguarding in Norfolk https://www.norfolksafeguardingadultsboard.info/ or subscribe to the Safeguarding Board Manager’s regular updates by contacting 
 Walter Lloyd-Smith at walter.lloyd-smith@norfolk.gov.uk