Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 08/01/24

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)

Registered Managers Training

We have spaces available on the upcoming Registered Managers DoLS Training, the training will take place via MS Teams on 23/02/2024 at 9:30am – 12:30pm. The session is free to attend.
The training aims to cover the following topics:
  • Process of applying for a DoLS
  • Urgent or Standard Authorisation
  • Supervisory Body responsibility
  • Managing Authorities responsibility
  • Form 1 – step by step guide
  • Record keeping
If you would like to attend the training, please email adultstraining@northlincs.gov.uk to receive the training link.

Polite Reminder NHS Capacity Tracker – Mandatory Window closes 14/01/2024 at 11.59 pm

Please can all providers ensure the Mandatory elements on the NHS Capacity Tracker are completed by yourselves by 11.59 pm on Sunday, 14th January 2024 at 11:59pm.
Thank you for those who have completed the Mandatory Elements on the NHS Capacity Tracker for January 2024.

North Lincolnshire Jobs Expo – 7th February 2024

The next North Lincolnshire Jobs Expo is taking place 2-6pm, 7th February 2024 at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Dozens of local businesses with hundreds of current vacancies attend the Jobs Expo, which attracts hundreds of jobseekers.
If you have vacancies in North Lincolnshire an wish to attend the Jobs Expo as an employer please contact events@northlincs.gov.uk

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication

FREE practice development events/webinars 2024 – Making Research Count at the University of Bedfordshire and King’s College London
The University of Bedfordshire (in collaboration with King’s College London) offers a stimulating programme of conferences, seminars and workshops. In each session, speakers discuss recent research on the topic and its implications for social work and social care practice.
There are a number of FREE practice events/webinars scheduled for 2024:
‘LGBTQ+ life courses – health and social care research’- Friday 12th January 2024, 12:30pm-1:30pm, online
A new webinar series sharing research relating to health and social care as it affects the LGBTQ+ community throughout the life course.

‘Homelessness radical safeguarding toolkit: shaping homelessness social care’- Thursday 18th January 2024, 10am-11:30am, online

In this webinar Gill Taylor will introduce the ‘Homelessness radical safeguarding toolkit’ which explores how ‘radical’ perspectives from social justice movements can shape homelessness and social care practice.

‘Critical and reflective practice book group for ASC practitioners’- Friday 26th January 2024, 11am-12pm, online

The group brings together practitioners and managers from across the UK. The group looks at articles, research papers and policy documents, and considers their implications for practice.

‘Hoarding behaviours: new perspectives from psychology, law and social care’- Thursday 1st February 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm, online

This half-day online event explores innovative new developments in supporting people with hoarding behaviours, and will bring together a range of interesting speakers from psychology, law, and social care.
To book your FREE space, please visit:

‘What is the role of social prescribing in adult social care?’- Thursday 1st February 2024, 3:30pm-5pm, online

An exploration of the contexts and models in which social prescribing is exercised, and the emerging research into its effectiveness.

‘Reflections on the spiritual needs of people with dementia in care homes’- Monday 5th February 2024, 10am-11:30am, online

This webinar aims to open up the discussion on the spiritual needs of older people living with dementia and create evidence-based tools to support residential care facilities, in better meeting the needs and wishes of their residents.

‘Promoting critical analysis in adult services’- Thursday 15th February 2024, 2pm-3:30pm, online

This webinar looks at the theoretical and research-based knowledge and tools associated with critical reflection, and attempts to apply these ideas to the current challenging context of practice.

‘Homelessness and multiple disadvantage: improving responses for women’- Thursday 29th February 2024, 10am-11am, online

In this webinar Joanne McGrath will present and discuss the implications of her NIHR funded PhD research. She has collated women’s stories to explore how trauma and multiple disadvantages can contribute to and complicate the issue of homelessness.

’10 years after the Care Act: how strengths-based is ASC practice in 2024?’- Thursday 14th March 2024, 3:30pm-5pm, online

This webinar will scope different strengths-based approaches to practice and provide an overview of the emerging research in this area, in terms of effectiveness and outcomes. It will also explore the challenging policy context in which local authorities have attempted to implement strengths-based approaches, and discuss with participants the prospects for the future.
To book your FREE space, please visit:

‘End of life care’- Friday 15th March 2024, 9:30am-10:30am, online

This webinar will explore the latest good practice and research findings regarding end of life care.

‘Insights into emotion and practitioner vulnerability in social work’- Friday 15th March 2024, 11am-1pm, online

This webinar looks at recent research exploring the topic of practitioner vulnerability in social work.

‘Understanding and responding to the impact of trauma on social workers’- Tuesday 30th April 2024, 9:30am-11am, online

This webinar explores work-related trauma and the implications this has for both social workers and their organisations.

North Lincolnshire MARAC/DASH training – Book your FREE space now!

The Blue Door are offering FREE Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)/DASH training, for North Lincolnshire practitioners who work with anyone who is experiencing/at risk of domestic abuse.
The aims and objectives for the course are:
  • To develop an understanding of the MARAC process, the role of the IDVA, including an overview of the DASH risk assessment
  • To have a clear understanding of the MARAC criteria
  • To know when and how to complete a MARAC referral
  • To identify the responsibility of agencies when dealing with domestic abuse cases
The training will take place at The Arc, 2 Lichfield Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN17 1QL – to book your FREE space on one of the sessions, please click on the relevant links below:

Thursday 29th February 2024, 9:30am-1pm

Thursday 16th May 2024, 9:30am-1pm

Thursday 14th November 2024, 9:30am-1pm

If you have any queries, please contact SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or Martyna.Kluska@northlincs.gov.uk
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