Resources

Lets Talk About Adult Safeguarding Booklet

Let’s Talk about….. abuse and neglect of adults

New booklet to raise awareness of Adult Safeguarding, Abuse and Neglect. To request copies email TSAB@thurrock.gov.uk

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Guidance on assessing mental capacity in different ways during COVID-19

An assessment of mental capacity is often central to decisions which follow, in Adult Social Care.
Knowing whether the person is able to make their own decisions (our starting point), whether they are making unwise decisions or whether in fact they lack capacity for some decisions is often a key component to moving forward.

These are difficult times and therefore require us to respond in new and creative ways.

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The Change Project - support for practitioners

The perpetrator Outreach Service offers support to professionals working with families affected by Domestic Abuse. For more information download the leaflet below.

The Change Project Leaflet

The Change Project - perpetrator support

The Change Project works with male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse, and will help practitioners to support the adults that they work with. Contact the Change Project by email: outreach@thechange-project.org or call 01245 256680.

Change Project Referral Form

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Practitioners should use this form along with a completed DASH to refer a case of Domestic Abuse to Thurrock MARAC. For any further information please contact ThurrockMARAC@thurrock.gov.uk

MARAC Referral Form

DASH 2009

This form should be completed for ALL cases of domestic abuse by front line staff. Initial risk identification must be undertaken by asking ALL the questions on this checklist, as well as searching appropriate databases, such as the intelligence databases. First response staff and their supervisor should identify risk factors, who is at risk and decide what level of intervention is required.

Please refer to the DASH 2016 Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

DASH 2009

DASH 2016 Frequently Asked Questions

Many professionals have raised a number of practical questions about its use. This practical factsheet seeks to address some of the most common questions asked and help you understand the significance of some of the questions within the DASH.

DASH FAQs 2016

Forced Marriage

A leaflet about Forced Marriage and how you can seek help.

Forced Marriage leaflet

Domestic Abuse and working with older people

Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board's document on Domestic Abuse and Working with Older People.

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Domestic Abuse: SET DA Board Training Competency Framework

The following resources are designed to inform you of the strategy to tackle domestic abuse in Essex and nationally.

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Domestic Abuse: LGA Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse

A Local Government Association document about Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse.

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Domestic Abuse: SET Joint Commissioning Strategy for Domestic Abuse 2015-20

The following strategy is designed to inform you of the strategy to tackle domestic abuse in Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

SET Joint Commissioning Strategy for Domestic Abuse 2015-20

Herbert Protocol Leaflet

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme introduced by Essex Police which encourages carers, including care homes to compile information that could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. Carers, family and friends should complete the form including details about medication, favourite items and places, contact details, a recent photograph etc. The form should be kept up to date and keep it in a safe place. The Herbert Protocol is an initiative named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

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Herbert Protocol Form

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme introduced by Essex Police which encourages carers, including care homes to compile information that could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. Carers, family and friends should complete the form including details about medication, favourite items and places, contact details, a recent photograph etc. The form should be kept up to date and keep it in a safe place. The Herbert Protocol is an initiative named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

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Safeguarding in General Dental Practice

The purpose of this document is to:
- Clarify the roles and responsibilities of the dental team in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children, young adults and adults at risk of abuse.
- Signpost key safeguarding resources, including access to free training opportunities.
- Outline the pathways to be followed in cases of concern.
- Provide guidance on training requirements.

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Royal College of GP Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Toolkit

The Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm toolkit provides infosheets, templates, and handy guides for all the primary care team. The toolkit assists good knowledge and use of relevant legislation when promoting good care for adults at risk of harm, or those lacking the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

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Modern Slavery: Definitions and Indicators

Together with the London Working Group, the Foundation has produced a protocol for Local Authorities containing several resources to help improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.

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Modern Slavery: Referral Pathway for adult victims

Together with the London Working Group, the Foundation has produced a protocol for Local Authorities containing several resources to help improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.

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Modern Slavery: Awareness Guide

A useful guide produced by the Home Office to assist a range of public sector professionals to identify potential victims of modern slavery.

Also included are a range of case studies explaining different types of modern slavery and human trafficking.

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Modern Slavery Guidance 2018

Trafficking in human beings is a serious crime and is now referred to under the term 'Modern Slavery'. The Care Act 2014 includes modern slavery as a type of abuse so the approach to managing cases of modern slavery is closely linked to adult safeguarding procedures.

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Modern Slavery: NRM Process Guide

Together with the London Working Group, the Foundation has produced a protocol for Local Authorities containing several resources to help improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.

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Modern Slavery: Statutory Duties and Powers

Together with the London Working Group, the Foundation has produced a protocol for Local Authorities containing several resources to help improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.

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Essex Police Intel Form

Partner information sharing form.

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Modern Slavery: Unseen App

A useful app to download to your phone.

The Unseen App provides a guide to recognising the signs of slavery, and makes reporting it to Unseen's Modern Slavery Helpline as easy as a click of a button.

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Adult Safeguarding App

This easy to use app has been developed by a consortium of CCG Leads in the East and supported by NHS England.

Although aimed at healthcare staff the information is also useful to other agencies.

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NHS Best Practice Guidance Booklet 2018

The Best Practice Guidance has been developed to support practitioners recognise incidents of abuse that must be taken through the safeguarding processes, and differentiate those from incidents that should be case or risk managed, or taken through other routes.

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Essex County Council Safeguarding Adults Decision Support Guidance

This Practice Guidance has been developed by Essex organisational Safeguarding Team and was requested by the Director of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of those adults with care and support needs at risk of abuse and neglect, it is important that the threshold for reporting is set at the right level. The aim of this Guidance is to assist organisations and practitioners in deciding when to initiate Safeguarding Adults Procedures.

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Scam Marshal Scheme

Are you, or someone you know, inundated with scam mail? Are you tempted to respond to it? Do
you want to help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities?
If you answered yes to any of the above then why not become a Scam Marshal for the National
Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team.
The NTS Scams Team is funded by National Trading Standards and was founded in 2012 to tackle
the problem of postal, telephone and doorstep scams. The team works across England and Wales
with trading standards and partner agencies to investigate scams and identify and support those
who fall victim to them.

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Essex Hate Crime reporting pathway

Hate crime is defined as any incident which is perceived as being motivated by prejudice or hostility towards an individual due to their Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Disability. This document explains how to report it.

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Essex Hate Crime Prevention Strategy 2018/21

This strategy and accompanying action plan will address how services respond to hate crime within Essex. It will be monitored by the Strategic Hate Crime Prevention Partnership, under of the governance of Safer Essex. The strategy shares the aims of the Future of Essex, the partnership vision of of a county where every single person has the support, the opportunity, and the self-belief to fulfil the promise of their potential, particularly in the ambitions to unite behind a sense of identity and strengthen communities through participation.

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Easy Read on Social Distancing

The guidance on social distancing sets out the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 outbreak and the reasons for which you can leave your home.

It is important that the person you care for understands why it is important to maintain a social distance, and what may happen if they do not. Here is an easy read explanation of the current guidance.

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Easy Read Shielding

Some people with learning disabilities or autistic people may have a specific health condition and may be clinically defined as ‘extremely vulnerable’. The guidance on shielding and protecting the clinically extremely vulnerable and the guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family provides details advice on how to care for someone who falls into this category. Here is an easy read explanation of the current guidance.

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Music Video

Music video made by people with learning disabilities to support effective hand washing.

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