Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 06.03.23

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of the Director of Adult and Community Wellbeing (DASS) and Director of Public Health (DPH)

Safeguarding Thresholds Document – Training Sessions

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board are offering three 1 – hour online training sessions to raise awareness of the newly updated ‘Safeguarding Thresholds’ document.The training is for any practitioners who works with adults with care and support needs, in any setting.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.The dates available are:

  • Monday 20.03.2023 10am – 11am via MS Teams
  • Friday 24.03.2023 2pm – 3pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 28.03.2023 2pm – 3pm via MS Teams.

To book your place, please submit a training booking form which can be accessed via the link below:https://forms.office.com/r/2s4Dwtb2kNOnce your space is confirmed, you will receive an email with joining instructions. Following the training, participants will be asked to complete a short evaluation form. The training slides will be shared for wider dissemination. The closing date for bookings is Thursday 16.03.2023 5pm.

If you have any questions, please email SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk

NHS Capacity Tracker – Mandatory Reporting Window open 08th -14th of each month

Polite Reminder

ASC Provisions Update on Enforcement

To all Care Home and Home Care Adult Social Care Providers,

This is an update from DHSC on the Adult Social Care Provider Information Provisions that require you to submit data monthly through Capacity Tracker.

The Adult Social Care Information (Enforcement) Regulations 2022 were made law on 10 November 2022 after being debated in both Houses of Parliament and commenced in December 2022.

The guidance on the enforcement process is on the link below. This guidance will let you know how DHSC will enforce the information provisions – i.e. what will happen if, from December, you do not update your data monthly, via Capacity Tracker, as outlined in the guidance on data collection first published in July. As we have outlined in previous communications, financial penalties will normally be a last resort and the majority of the enforcement process will focus on what support we can give to help you meet the requirements of the Information Provisions.

The Capacity Tracker Support team are available to assist by contacting:

necsu.capacitytracker@nhs.net or 0191 691 3729 (Mon-Fri, 8-5, excluding Bank Holidays)

With Kind Regards, DHSC

Please also click on this link explaining the enforcement process – Formal notice of a mandate for all ASC providers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

NHS Capacity Tracker Updates Workshops

Provider Training Sessions

  • Thursday 9th March 2pm
  • Friday 10th March 2pm

Click here for details

Cold weather alert 3

“Through Thursday and Friday, the snow risk spreads, to central and northern areas of the UK, with the potential of some significant accumulations even to low levels, which have the potential to cause impacts. Parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and Northern England are expected to see the worst of the conditions develop from early on Thursday, with parts of Scotland and northern England then seeing snow arrive through Thursday afternoon. Snow across the northern half of the UK will persist through much of Friday, while further south, any snow will turn back to rain through Thursday afternoon and evening. Strong winds are also expected to develop through Thursday and Friday which may create drifting snow and blizzard conditions in places.”

The areas that could affected are:

Yorkshire & Humber:-

East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire

Medicine Matters Newsletter- February 2023

Please see attachment at the top of this email.

Training for Staff delivering services to Adults

Training for staff delivering services to adults – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk) – please click on the link for further information.

Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communication

The legal age of marriage in England and Wales has risen to 18.

On Monday 27.02.2023, the Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2022 came into force, banning marriage for 16 and 17 – year – olds, who no longer will be allowed to marry or enter a civil partnership, even if they have parental consent.

The new law also expands the criminal offence of forced marriage to automatically recognise children as victims of forced marriage. Children will no longer be required to prove they were coerced or pressured to marry. Those found guilty of arranging child marriages face sentences of up to 7 years in prison.

For more information, please visit End Child Marriage – Karma Nirvana.

Domestic abusers face crackdown in raft of new measures.

Domestic abusers will face tags and tougher management under new measures to protect women and girls.

The new proposals go further than ever before in protecting women and girls from harassment, aggression and violence, and focus on stopping domestic abuse before it takes place.

The law will be changed so that the most dangerous domestic abusers will be watched more closely. For the first time, controlling or coercive behaviour will be put on a par with physical violence, which will mean offenders sentenced to a year or more imprisonment or a suspended sentence will automatically be actively managed by the police, prison, and probation services under multi – agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA).

Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, said:

‘Domestic abuse is a despicable crime that leads to people’s closest relationships becoming a frightening existence of torment, pain, fear, and anxiety.’

For more information about the full set of measures introduced to protect women and girls, please visit Domestic abusers face crackdown in raft of new measures – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Centre for Age Gender and Social Justice Toolkits.

The Centre is the first dedicated service in the UK for older men, women and non – binary people who have experienced domestic abuse from an intimate partner, and / or adult family member.

Researchers at the Centre are committed to engaging in research that directly involves participants in the design, implementation, analysis, knowledge exchange, and further dissemination of research findings, and have since released a number of domestic abuse recovery toolkits such as:

LQBTQ+ Toolkit: Working-with-Older-LGBTQ-FINAL_compressed-5.pdf (dewischoice.org.uk)
Forgotten Victims Toolkit available: Dewis-Choice-Dementia-and-DA_COMPRESSED.pdf (dewischoice.org.uk)
Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse in Later Life Guidance: TRANSFORMING THE RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC ABUSE IN LATER LIFE: PRACTITIONER GUIDANCE (dewischoice.org.uk)

For more information about the Centre, and to access more useful resources, please visit Resources – Centre For Age Gender and Social Justice (dewischoice.org.uk).

For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults and domestic abuse, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk.

Please disseminate widely across your organisations.

Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communication


International Women’s Day 2023 – #EmbraceEquity

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough.

To find out more about this year’s theme, please visit IWD: Equality versus Equity: What’s the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond? (internationalwomensday.com)

Equality versus Equity: What’s the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond?
What’s the difference between EQUALITY & EQUITY? What does the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 #EmbraceEquity theme mean? What are some examples? Belgium-based YouTuber Tamara Makoni founder of Kazuri Consulting explains the differences between equity (the journey) & equality (the outcome)


Clare’s Law – Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS)

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), also known as the Clare’s Law was introduced in England and Wales in March 2014. The initiative was named after 36 – year – old Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex – partner in 2009.

The scheme allows the police to disclose information on request about a partner’s / ex – partner’s history of domestic abuse or violent acts. The scheme has two elements: the ‘Right to Ask’ and the ‘Right to Know.’

‘The Right to Ask’ enables individuals (or relevant third parties) to ask the police whether a current or ex – partner has a violent or abusive past. If records show that the person may be at risk of domestic abuse from a partner / ex – partner, the police will consider disclosing the information.

‘The Right to Know’ enables the police to make a disclosure on their own initiative if they receive information about the violent or abusive behaviour of a person, that may impact on the safety of that person’s current or ex – partner. This could be information arising from a criminal investigation, through statutory or third sector agency involvement, or from another source of police intelligence.

For more information about Clare’s Law, please visit Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme factsheet – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The DVDS guidance can be found here: Domestic violence disclosure scheme: guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Domestic violence disclosure scheme: guidance
This guidance aims to help front-line officers and those who work in the area of public protection apply the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults and domestic abuse, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk.

Please disseminate widely across your organisations.

Many Thanks

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team

Medicine Matters Feb 2023