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March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome from the Chair

On 23rd March we marked 2 years since the first lockdown of the Covid pandemic.
The National Day of Reflection afforded us the opportunity to come together and support those who are grieving the loss of friends, colleagues and loved ones.
It also gave us time to remember and honour the millions of people who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the devastation it continues to cause and the scale of the humanitarian crisis.
Millions of people have been displaced from their homes and are now seeking refuge in neighbouring countries and further afield.

In North Yorkshire work is already underway to look at how we will support people as they come into the county – and the NYSAB will work alongside our partners and communities to ensure people are welcomed and safe.

Amongst the devastation it is heartening to see the acts of kindness and humanity shown to those displaced by war whether it is offering food, shelter, protection, or their own homes – people have come together to demonstrate the very best of humanity.

We continue to experience a great deal of change and uncertainty at a time where many are already feeling drained and exhausted. So, in ending, as well as giving thanks to everyone who continues to work tirelessly – I also encourage you to take time for yourself – whether this be taking a break from work to spend time with loved ones, walking the dog in the fresh air or simply enjoying the flowers of springtime – take that time out and be kind to yourself.

Thank you
Dr Sue Proctor
Independent Chair, NYSAB

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Partnership Learning

The North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership (NYSCP) carried out a domestic homicide review (DHR) of the death of ‘Emma’ who tragically died in 2019. The report for ‘Emma’ has now been published and is available here on the NY Partnerships website: DHR – ‘Emma’
The report, its findings & recommendations will be presented to the NYSAB Learning and Review (LAR) sub-group in April

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One Minute Guide – Partnership Information Sharing Form

The Partnership Information Form gives professionals a safe and direct way to share information with North Yorkshire Police.
Information shared may include:
• Information about a concerning incident
• Suspicious activity
• An unusual exchange between two or more people
• Something that makes a professional uncomfortable

The information sharing form has recently been updated.
We ask that the One Minute Guide to Information Sharing is shared throughout your networks and organisations.

You can find the form and OMG here on our website https://safeguardingadults.co.uk/working-with-adults/one-minute-guides-omg/intelligence-sharing-guide-for-the-partnership-information-sharing-form/

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SAVE THE DATE: Safeguarding Week 2022

Safeguarding Week 2022: Monday 20th – Friday 24th June

Hosted by the safeguarding adults boards, safeguarding children’s partnerships and community safety partnerships from North Yorkshire, York and East Riding – the Safeguarding Week campaign affords us the opportunity to feature inspirational expert speakers from the safeguarding community.
Following the success of our on-line conference last year, we will be following the same format this year – hosting a week of virtual webinars, presentations and workshops; for both professionals and members of the public.
Registration for the workshops and presentations will open in May.
We look forward to sharing the full programme with you then.

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GET INVOLVED: Accessible Information Campaign

North Yorkshire County Council are working in partnership with Healthwatch York and Healthwatch North Yorkshire to ensure more people are getting health and care information they need in a format they can access.
They want to hear about people’s experiences – good or bad – and are inviting people to complete a survey to share their feedback. Links to the survey including easy read and BSL format are available here on the NYSAB website:

The online survey has closed but there is still time to complete and return the paper version. The closing date is 22nd April.
There is also going to be a survey for providers due shortly. Details will be shared at the link above

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Carry on Talking Podcast

Carry on Talking is a podcast by the KeyRing self-advocates. In this episode the Keeping Safe Champion, Sam Suttar, talks to Laura Watson from NYSAB about safeguarding, how people can keep themselves safe and the important work they have done together. Click here to listen

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NYSAB Homelessness & Safeguarding

Homelessness is a priority area of focus for the Board and its’ link to safeguarding is being highlighted at both a local and national level.
In March the Board a session on Homelessness featuring presentations from Dr Joy Shacklock, Joseph Howard from the National Probation Service and Kim Robertshaw and Clare Willoughby.
The aim of the session was for partners and attendees to consider the question How do we make a difference as a partnership?
We discussed challenging areas of practice, improvements to services for homeless people, creating opportunities and developing processes to better engage with people who are homeless and looked at best practice from other areas.
A number of recommendations were made and will be discussed at the Board in June.

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Homelessness, substance misuse & mental health – Safeguarding Week workshop

During the Safeguarding Week campaign – the NYSAB will host a workshop which will focus on homelessness and the links to substance misuse and mental health – specifically the transition of people from services into the community.
Experts from Primary Care, Public Health, Adult Social Care, mental health trusts, and clinical leads will discuss those with multiple disadvantages, what support is available and what more wecan do as a partnership. We will also hear from those with lived experience.

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Adult safeguarding & homelessness: A briefing on Positive Practice

The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and delivered by the Local Government Association (LGA) in association with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has a national workstream on safeguarding adults and homelessness.
This is an important piece of work and from this Adult safeguarding and homelessness – A briefing on Positive Practice has been produced.
For more information and links to the webinars which informed this work visit: https://safeguardingadults.co.uk/news/adult-safeguardingand-homelessness-a-briefing-on-positive-practice/

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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Consultation on changes to the MCA Code of Practice and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 Code of Practice and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
The government is consulting on a number of documents. These can be found here:
It’s important that people who access services, their families and carers have the opportunity to take part & it’s just as important that they have access to accessible information to support them.
An easy read version of the consultation is available here: https://gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-the-law-andguidance-about-making-your-owndecisions-easy-read
Consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7th July 2022

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Local Safeguarding Partnerships (LSPs)

Local Safeguarding Partnerships (LSPs) are local safeguarding meetings where partners come together across children & adult services to identify the safeguarding need of areas and look to address this need through partnership working.
The groups run on a quarterly basis in:
• Harrogate & Craven
• Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale
• Hambleton & Richmondshire
• Selby
Each group is looking to broaden membership and you can link with your local group by requesting to be added to the appropriate circulation list by making contact with the business support lead for your local area. For contact details, the terms of reference and quarterly updates from the Board & Partnerships to the LSPs visit: https://safeguardingadults.co.uk/about-us/lsps/

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Domestic Abuse Update

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 introduced 7 parts of legislation change that will positively impact on victims, survivors and their children and transforming the response to domestic abuse.
• Part 4 of this legislation now introduces a new ‘Safe Accommodation Duty’ on tier 1 local authorities (North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council)
• The final NYCC & CYC Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy 2021-2024 is available here on the NY Partnerships website

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Calendar of Activity 2022 – 2023

The Calendar of Activity brings together the Joint Partnership Campaigns of the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP), the North Yorkshire Community Safeguarding Partnership (NYCSP) and the NYSAB as well as existing campaigns and awareness days which the Board & Partnerships will support.
We ask you to help us raise awareness by promoting the campaigns and sharing key messages.
You can find the NEW CALENDAR of ACTIVITY for 2022 – 23 here on our website:

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Keeping Safe Guides

The Safeguarding Adults Board worked with the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board and Inclusion North to write some easy read books about ‘Keeping Safe’ which you can find on our website by clicking here
A Keeping Safe activity pack for use with the guides is also available
You can access the activities on our website by clicking here
The audio versions of the guides are now available too and they can be found here

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Worried about someone or need help?

Abuse is always wrong. No one should have to face abuse. By reporting it you can bring it to an end.
If you or the person you are concerned about is in danger and immediate action is required, you should ring the emergency services on 999.
If you or the person you are concerned about are not in immediate danger, you should ring the North Yorkshire County Council Customer Services Centre on 01609 780 780. This includes out of office hours. The Minicom number is 01609 779 838

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Get in touch

If there is anything you would like to see in future editions of the newsletter or you simply want to get in touch or to keep up to date with the work of the NYSAB you can contact us using the methods below:
Email: nysab@northyorks.gov.uk
Follow us on Twitter: @nysab1
Post: North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board, Health and Adult Services, County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton, DL7 8AD

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