Suffolk Safeguarding Adults 2019 Newsletter 2019

Safeguarding Adults – May Newsletter update extracts

Safeguarding Adults – May Newsletter update extracts

DBS Checks: Guidance for employers
The Home Office has published guidance (updated 3 April 2019) for employers about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.

An employer may request a criminal record check as part of their recruitment process. These checks are processed by the DBS. For certain roles, the check will also include information held on the DBS children’s and adults’ barred lists, alongside any information held by local police forces, that is considered to be relevant to the applied-for post.

More information is available on the Government website

Please also see: The code of practice for registered persons and other recipients of DBS check and Changes to the enhanced disclosure application process (published 02 April 2019).

DBS Checks – New Leaflets
The Government have produced two new leaflets which provide information relating to eligibility and other Disclosure and Barring Service products and services
DBS Checks: Working with Adults in the Charity Sector
·         DBS Checks: Working with Children in the Charity Sector

Safeguarding Adult Board – Lay Members required 
The Safeguarding Adult Board is seeking 2 Lay Members.
Job specification below.
For further information please contact Paul Nicholls, SAB Business Manager

Identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities
Community Care have published a summary article on identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities. Data from NHS Digital (2019) showed that the average life expectancy of people with learning disabilities in general is now 65 for women and 66 for men. This increased life expectancy has brought with it a significant increase in people with learning disabilities developing dementia.

For more information, please visit the Community Care website

Joint Safeguarding Event for Faith Group Leaders 
Thursday 4th July 2019

Following on from the successful Safeguarding Event for Norfolk and Suffolk Faith Group Leaders in 2018, delivered by Suffolk and Norfolk LSCBs, another event is planned for this year in partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk SABs!

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Understanding Vulnerability and Protection of Self’ and there will be opportunities to hear from local and national speakers, participate in discussions on the subject matter, and also consider implications for practice when working with and supporting vulnerable people.
The event is taking place on Thursday 4th July at Park Hotel, Diss.
For more information and to book a place at this event, please see this flyer

Suffolk Trading Standards – Information about Scams 

The Friends Against Scams online training module is now live on My Learning (via MySCC) and we urge all SCC staff (and any other agencies that can access the training) to give it a go and raise their scams/financial abuse awareness knowledge.

It is National Scams Awareness fortnight 10 – 23 June 2019. There will be press releases and information on social media being published about how we can support Suffolk residents to be scam aware and not fall victim to financial abuse.

For more information about Suffolk Trading Standards please visit the Suffolk County Council website

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SAB Newsletter Spring 2019

 Dominic Nasmyth-Miller

SAB Professional Advisor (Performance & Quality Assurance)

Endeavour House

Russell Road





01473 260813



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