Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 12th February 2024

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)

Updated Covid 19 Guidance

The previous Covid-19 guidance has changed to Infection prevention and control (IPC) in adult social care: acute respiratory infection (ARI) and was published 31 January 2024. This guidance now includes all guidance for all acute respiratory infections (ARI) including Covid and Flu. The guidance for managing Covid-19 outbreaks currently remains the same.

Link below:

Infection prevention and control (IPC) in adult social care: acute respiratory infection (ARI)

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication


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

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board are offering further sessions to 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 last year, 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:

  • Tuesday 20th February 2024, 4pm-4:30pm, via MS Teams
  • Friday 23rd February 2024, 2pm – 2:30pm, via 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

‘Autism, self-harm and suicidal ideation’- FREE webinar

North Lincolnshire Public Health Suicide Prevention have partnered with Kalmer Counselling to host a webinar on ‘Autism, self-harm and suicidal ideation.’ This training is open to members of the Suicide Prevention steering group, including Humber and North Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Steering Group, mental health, learning disabilities and autism organisations, primary care, professionals supporting children, young people and adults, voluntary and faith care sector and private sector.
The webinar aims to:
  • Provide more understanding about self-harm and suicide in autistic children, young people and adults
  • Provide hard-hitting statistics
  • Explore the general risk factors
  • Explore how some of the core features of autism can lend individuals more vulnerable to self-harm and suicide
  • Learn ways in which you can attend to their needs
  • Gain some strategies to help
The webinar will take place on Monday 22nd April 2024, 12pm-2pm, online.
Please note, the spaces are limited.
For more information, please refer to the leaflet attached.

‘Surviving crisis: learning from lived experience’- FREE podcasts

Volunteers on West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Suicide Prevention Coproduction project have used their own experiences to create a podcast series which aims to support staff working with people in mental health crisis.
The series, called ‘Surviving crisis: learning from lived experience,’ consists of five episodes, each 20-30 minutes long and covering different themes:
  • Episode 1 -‘Is there anything that you would want to ask a person with experience of suicidal ideation, that you feel you can’t ask in your everyday work?’
  • Episode 2 -‘What ideas/tips/advice that you are advised to give out do you feel works for people in crisis most effectively?’
  • Episode 3 -‘Does anything worry you about having a conversation with someone who is suicidal?’
  • Episode 4 -‘Barriers to accessing crisis services’
  • Episode 5 -‘Recommendations for change and our visions for the future’
To find out more about this podcast series, including where to access each episode, please refer to the leaflet attached or alternatively, please visit: Volunteers with experience of suicide create podcast series to support staff working with people in crisis :: WYH Suicide Prevention (suicidepreventionwestyorkshire.co.uk)

‘Safe and supportive social media use in the aftermath of a suicide’- FREE webinars

The University of Hull has organised a number of FREE webinars about safe and supportive social media use in the aftermath of a suicide. Sessions are suitable for anyone affected by suicide, but are particularly impactful for professionals, policymakers and practitioners who work in services with a role in responding in the aftermath of a suspected suicide, and supporting those affected by suicide.
Attendees will take away new evidence-based knowledge of:
  • Harmful and protective effects of social media use in the aftermath of a suicide
  • How social media use can be harnessed to manage trauma, alleviate grief and reach those who need support
  • Guidance and recommendations for prevention policy and practice, including developing media strategies
There are five 60-minute webinars planned, taking place in May, June and September 2024. Please note, the spaces are limited.
To find out more about the webinars and to book your FREE space, please refer to the leaflet attached or alternatively, please visit: PASS HUB | Prevention Around Social Media and Suicide

‘The internet, suicide and self-harm’- FREE webinar 

Samaritans have partnered with the University of Leicester to host a FREE webinar about the internet, self-harm and suicide.
During the webinar, you will learn:
  • How people use the internet in relation to self-harm and suicide
  • What the new Online Safety Act means for self-harm and suicide content online
  • The role that practitioners can play in supporting people
  • How to talk to people about their online use
  • How Samaritans can support you in your role
There are two dates available:
For more information about these webinars, please refer to the leaflet attached.

‘Innovation exchange event – mental health prevention’- FREE event

Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber will be hosting a virtual ‘Innovation exchange event – mental health prevention’ focused on bringing innovators together with regional colleagues to talk about some of their fantastic solutions for unmet needs within mental health services.
The event will also host guest speakers, who will share key knowledge of mental health priorities within Yorkshire and Humber, and innovators, who will present their preventative solutions that aim to address some of these issues. This will be an opportunity to learn more about some of the important work taking place, and to ask the innovators questions.
The event will take place Thursday 7th March 2024, 9:30am-11:30am, online.
To find out more about this event and to book your FREE space, please visit: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams

‘GIRFT adult crisis and acute mental health webinar: making intelligent use of information’- FREE webinar

Join Dr Ian Davidson, GIRFT clinical lead for adult crisis and acute care mental health, to discuss the important issue of making intelligent use of information to ensure that patients with serious mental illness receive the right care at the right time.
During the webinar you will hear from guest speakers who will discuss a partnership approach to understanding live ED data when making mental health assessments, and community mental health transformation journey and how an Acute Care Delivery Group uses intelligence and data.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 6th March 2024, 12:30pm-1:30pm, online.
To find out more about this webinar and to book your FREE space, please visit: GIRFT adult crisis and acute mental health webinar: making intelligent use of information | NHS England Events
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