Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 03/06/24

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of North Lincolnshire Adults and Health.

NHS Capacity Tracker – Mandatory Window opens 8th June 2024

The June 2024 ASC Provider Data Collection window opens in Capacity Tracker on Saturday, 8th June 2024  and closes on Friday, 14th June 2024 at 23.59
Provider Training Sessions are available here
Ensure you have more than one user to update the system
Support Centre team are available to provide help by calling 0191 691 3729 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (excl bank holidays) or by email necsu.capacitytracker@nhs.net

LiveWell Community Connectors

Our North Lincolnshire Council Community Wellbeing Team is rolling out our LiveWell Community Connector Training (Community wellbeing – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)). The training is brief and flexible. It is designed to accommodate busy schedules. Its purpose is to educate community members, including carers and providers who interact with residents on the benefits of signposting service users, families and residents to LiveWell. The training is suitable for anyone from those working in businesses, like care providers, cafes and barbershops, to frontline support service providers and community organisations.
Our goal is to connect communities and ensure that as many people as possible are aware of LiveWell as a support resource, helping individuals explore their options and find the support that best suits their needs.
The training covers:
  • The wider determinants of health and wellbeing
  • LiveWell & signposting to LiveWell
  • A demonstration of signposting and using LiveWell in action (based on an individual with varying needs, such as financial advice, support for caregivers, and encouragement to get active)
  • The benefits of signposting to LiveWell
The training emphasizes that this is not a voluntary role requiring any time commitment but rather something that people might consider when they encounter someone in the local area who expresses that they are struggling.
The scheme has been very successful in other areas of the country, especially Frome. Here is an example: Community Connectors – Health Connections (healthconnectionsmendip.org).
Many thanks, and they look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please see attachment at the top of this email.

Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communication


New police training in sexual offences as more offenders convicted

Victims of sexual violence will be better protected as thousands more police officers are now specially equipped to investigate rape and sexual offences following the roll out of Operation Soteria to all forces in England and Wales.
Since Operation Soteria began, progress has been made across policing and the wider criminal justice system:
  • Arrest rates are up by a quarter
  • More cases are being referred to prosecutors
  • More suspects are being charged
  • Prosecutions are rising
The government has a wide-ranging plan to bring about wholescale change in the way the criminal justice system responds to rape and sexual offences. This includes:
  • Legislating to ensure rapists, and those convicted of the most serious sexual offences, remain in prison for the whole of their custodial term and that they are subject to proper supervision in the community on their release
  • Offering a 24/7 support line for victims of rape and sexual violence, ensuring victims always have someone on hand to support them
  • Quadrupling victims’ funding by 2024 to 2025, including funding to increase the number of Independent Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Advisors
  • Strengthening support for victims through the Victims and Prisoners Bill
  • Providing over £10 million in funding to assist forces to uplift their technical capability and improve their ability to extract evidence from digital devices
  • Training more than 500 people through the Crown Prosecution Service’s specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences training
  • Rolling out an enhanced service for adult victims of rape and sexual assault through the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Launching the CPS guide to transform the victim’s journey through court, providing additional support for victims of rape and serious sexual offences

‘I Love My Loud Voice’ toolkits

Advance is a women’s organisation delivering systems change and trauma- and gender-informed community-based support for women and girls affected by domestic abuse, including those in contact with the criminal justice system.
Advance has created a series of free interactive toolkits to help young women and girls spot the ‘red flags’ of an abusive relationship. The toolkits comprise ‘conversation starters’ for teachers, parents and youth workers, discussion topics and five 3-minute films targeted at different audiences.
For more information about Advance and to access the toolkits, please visit: “I Love My Loud Voice” toolkits – Advance Charity

Award-winning video raising awareness of male victims – ‘One in Three’

The ManKind Initiative has just published ‘One in Three,’ an awarding-winning video produced by Elja ten Velden that vividly portrays domestic abuse in a middle class household, depicting a male victim and his daughter’s experience.
The video can be accessed here:
6 year old Sarah has started to notice that her parents arguing has escalated. With her mother suffering from Obsessive Personality Disorder, and her father struggling with pressure from work, tensions build up over dinner one night causing revelations to spill out. (This has been uploaded on behalf of the producer including the description …

Non-fatal strangulation – Safe Lives webinars

Non-fatal strangulation (NFS) is a known way for perpetrators of domestic abuse to control and intimidate their victim. It is an insidious form of domestic abuse which recently became a standalone criminal offence as part of the Domestic Abuse Act. Despite the strong link between non-fatal strangulation and domestic homicide, it can be difficult to identify due to a lack of visible injury. It is vital that professionals understand non-fatal strangulation and the risk it poses.
Safe Lives are hosting a number of webinars on non-fatal strangulation on the below dates:
  • Wednesday 10th July 2024, 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 11th September 2024, 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 9th October 2024, 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 26th November 2024, 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 12th February 2025, 10am-12pm
The webinars will be held via Zoom, and there is a charge of £50 per learner.
To book your space on one of the webinars, please visit: safelives.arlo.co/register?sgid=cba24b9a3ded40ebabdf884e5666c1b8
For more information about Safe Lives training/learning opportunities, please visit: Non-fatal strangulation training for professionals | Safelives
For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults and domestic abuse, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk

Second national analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews

This briefing provides evidence to support best practice in how agencies work together to prevent and safeguard adults from abuse and neglect, and how organisations and Safeguarding Adults Boards can support practitioners through the challenging complexity of adult safeguarding practice.
The analysis of the 652 SARs showed that self-neglect was the most common type of abuse reviewed (60%), followed by neglect/acts of omission (46%), domestic abuse (16%), physical abuse (14%), and financial abuse (13%). Detailed analysis of learning was completed on 229 of the 652 SARs, and identified good and poor practice.
The most commonly noted good practice related to risk assessment/management (31%), application of Making Safeguarding Personal (29%), recognition of abuse and neglect (22%), continuity/perseverance of involvement (22%), and attention to health needs (22%).
Poor practice findings related to poor risk assessment/management (82%), shortcomings in mental capacity assessment (58%), lack of recognition of abuse and neglect (56%), shortcomings in Making Safeguarding Personal (50%), and absence of professional curiosity (44%).
For more information about the ‘Second national analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews,’ please visit: Briefing for practitioners: Second National Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews | Local Government Association

Carers Week – 10-16 June 2024

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much needed support.
This year’s theme is ‘Putting carers on the map,’ highlighting the invaluable contributions of carers across the UK and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear. We all have a role to play in recognising and supporting carers in the community, whether it’s by providing support to a member of your local community group or connecting with a family member or friend who is caring for someone.
For more information about this year’s Carers Week, please visit: Home | Carers Week
Carers Support Centre offer a wide range of support for unpaid carers in North Lincolnshire, including key workers, counselling, befriending, groups, hospital support, and more.
You can contact Carers Support Service by telephone: 01652 650585 or by email: info@carerssupportcentre.com
For more information about Carers Support Service, please visit their website: Home – Carers Support Service (carerssupportcentre.com)

Prevent duty – guidance for healthcare professionals

Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) and aims to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
It works to ensure that people who are susceptible to radicalisation are offered appropriate interventions, and communities are protected against radicalising influences.
Healthcare professionals have a key role in Prevent because frontline workers often meet and treat people who may be susceptible to radicalisation.
This guidance provides information on:
  • What the Prevent duty means for healthcare professionals
  • Accessing Prevent duty training
  • How to spot signs of radicalisation
  • How to raise and progress a concern
  • Further interventions that healthcare professionals may be involved in

Promoting less restrictive practice – reducing restrictions tool for practitioners

This tool aims to help practitioners identify restrictions in a person’s care, in order to examine whether the care is the ‘least restrictive’ possible, as required by the Mental Capacity Act. It can also be used as part of care planning to ‘promote liberty and autonomy’ in care plans.
The tool offers guidance on aspects of everyday life, including freedom of movement, eating and drinking, washing and toileting, personal appearance, living environment, freedom to set own schedule, family and social life, privacy, and health/healthcare.

Enhanced safeguarding threshold document training – Book your FREE space now!

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board are offering further sessionsto raise awareness about the enhanced safeguarding threshold document. The training will take place via MS Teams and will last around 30 minutes.
The training is for anyone who works with adults with care and support needs, in any setting. Please note that this training is suitable for people who are based in North Lincolnshire – other local authorities may have different guidance on safeguarding thresholds.
At the end of the training, participants will have an increased understanding of what is reportable and what is not reportable to the Safeguarding Adults Team. This will ensure a consistent approach across our partnerships and local organisations.
Please note, these online sessions will not differ from the ones held previously, so if you attended one of the sessions in the past, there is no need to book again (unless a refresher is needed).
The dates available are:
  • Thursday 20th June 2024, 9:30am-10am, MS Teams
  • Monday 24th June 2024, 4pm-4:30pm, MS Teams
  • Friday 28th June 2024, 2pm-2:30pm, MS Teams
Training resources will be shared with all participants for wider dissemination among their teams/organisations. Following the training, participants will be asked to complete a short evaluation form – this will be sent to you at a later date.
To book your FREE space, please complete our training booking form which can be accessed via the link below:
Alternatively, you can book your space by scanning the QR code:
If you have any queries, please contact SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk, or Martyna.Kluska@northlincs.gov.uk

‘Right care, right person’ in practice: one year on – FREE webinar by LGA

‘Right care, right person’ is an approach developed originally by Humberside Police and partners. It sets out the principles around a partnership approach which aims to ensure that individuals in mental health crisis are seen by the right professional. The approach is being introduced by police forces around the country.
Local Government Association are hosting a webinar on Thursday 11th July 2024, 10:30am-12pm, which will provide an opportunity to see how the policy is working currently and identify any emerging issues.
For more information about the webinar and too book your FREE space, please visit: Local Government Association

Achieving excellence in person centred discharge from inpatient mental health settings – FREE webinar by Partners in Care and Health

Partners in Care and Health are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 11th June 2024, 12pm-1:30pm, which will focus on practical actions and opportunities to improve person-centred, timely discharge from mental health inpatient settings.
During the webinar a new practical guidance for practitioners and leaders will be introduced, and attendees will hear and learn about the work completed by partners.
For more information about the webinar and to book your FREE space, please visit: Local Government Association

Developing a housing with support pipeline for people with a learning disability and autistic people – FREE webinar by Partners in Care and Health

Partners in Care and Health and hosting a webinar on Thursday 20th June 2024 at 2pm, which will focus on their upcoming new guidance on developing a housing with support pipeline for people with a learning disability or autistic people.
This guide is intended to provide practical advice for adult social care commissioners and council housing departments on how to establish housing suitable for people with a learning disability or autistic people who are Care Act eligible, as well as people with moderate or low needs who are ineligible for statutory services.
For more information about the webinar and to book your FREE space, please visit: Webinar Registration – Zoom
For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk
Please disseminate widely across your organisation.

Many Thanks

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team