West Sussex is looking for a dynamic Safeguarding Adults Board Chair with strong leadership skills to further strengthen the Board; embedding a culture of mutual challenge, enquiry and learning to improve the safety and quality of health, social care and wider services for adults living in West Sussex. We are looking to appoint someone with

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The 2017 West Sussex Care Accolades

Nominations are now open for the 2017 West Sussex Care Accolades, which will be held in Arundel on 10th October 2017. Please find the nomination form and award category definitions below. Nominations will close on 8th September 2017. The categories are: Ancillary Worker Award Best Practice Award Care Employer Award Care Home Worker Award Chair’s Award

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Prisoner Families Research

The Safer West Sussex Partnership have commissioned Sussex Prisoners’ Families and North Social Research to conduct a study on the needs of families living in West Sussex affected by having a family member in prison. This survey is aimed at professionals who work with families who have a member of their family in prison.  The

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Healthwatch West Sussex: Making health and social care better

Healthwatch West Sussex is an independent organisation that collects and analyses the experiences of people in West Sussex of local care to help shape local services.  Local Healthwatch also signposts people to local health and social care services.   Healthwatch West Sussex

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Multi-Agency Audits celebrate successes when ‘getting it right’

Multi-Agency Audits celebrate successes when ‘getting it right’ Every year the Safeguarding Adults Board undertakes two multi-agency audit cycles through its Quality and Performance subgroup, to identify how agencies are managing safeguarding cases and working together with other agencies to support Making Safeguarding Personal. Our first audit of 2016-17 focussed on Making Safeguarding Personal and

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Safeguarding Together: Raising Training Standards in West Sussex

Safeguarding Together: Raising training Standards in West Sussex The West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board is holding 3 more local roadshows across West Sussex to share our newly developed training standards and to work together to look at how these standards can be embedded across all health and social care services. These events would be particularly beneficial for

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PREVENT Training

To view the dates for PREVENT training please click here.                  

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Safeguarding Together: Raising Training Standards in West Sussex

Save the date The West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board is holding 4 local roadshows across West Sussex to share our newly developed training standards and to work together to look at how these standards can be embedded across all health and social care services. These events would be particularly beneficial for managers and senior staff

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016

Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.  Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties. National Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster        

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New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework Launched

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework Launched by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care.  It is a new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Framework sets out the essential skills and knowledge

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Stop Adult Abuse: Cheshire East Service User’s spoken words

  “They Say” The Service User Sub-group of the Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board have created a spoken word video which focusses on the services users’ own life experiences.  This video sends a powerful message to STOP ADULT ABUSE. Annette Lomas, Professional Lead for Adult Safeguarding led this initiative working with Cheshire East’s Adult Safeguarding

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Friends Against Scams

A new initiative has been launched Friends Against Scams which is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”.   There is also an online awareness session to help raise awareness of scams and what

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Person Centred Safeguarding Champions

The Care and Business Support Team have developed a preventative initiative focussed on person centred safety for older people living within a registered Care Home.  The idea behind this was to improve involvement, choice, control , wellbeing and safety, and so enhance people’s lives. It was important to the Care and Business Support Team to

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The concept we call mental capacity

Steff Lunn’s piece on ‘The concept we call mental capacity’ on the SCIE website, Lunn discusses the importance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  

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UK says NO MORE

UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The campaign is a partnership between London-based charity Hestia and NO MORE in the United States. NO MORE is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by

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