Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 14/08/2023

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 Adults Board Communication

 The NLSAB Managing Allegations Against People in a Position of Trust (PiPoT) policy

The Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance established the requirement that all Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) and partners should have policies and procedures in place for responding to allegations against any person who works with adults, in either paid or unpaid capacity, in a position of trust.

A position of trust is where someone is likely to have contact with adults at risk as part of their employment or voluntary work. In addition, that person’s role carries an expectation of trust, and they are ‘in a position’ to exercise authority and / or power over an adult at risk.

The North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board have their own PiPoT policy which can be found here: PiPoT-Policy-FINAL.pdf (northlincssab.co.uk)The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for managing cases where allegations have been made against a person in a position of trust (PiPoT), and is focussed on the management of risk.

The policy provides guidance on:
  • Situations and actions to be taken when there is a PiPoT concern,
  • Information sharing and the legal framework,
  • Professional responsibilities in relation to PiPoT cases,
  • Actions required when managing PiPoT cases,
  • Standards of recording.
In addition to the local PiPoT policy, the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board have produced a PiPoT guide for professionals, which can be accessed here: A-Guide-for-professionals-leaflet-PiPoT.pdf (northlincssab.co.uk).
In October 2022, the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board delivered a number of short online training sessions focused on the PiPoT policy, and PiPoT reporting tool. The PowerPoint from the sessions can be accessed here: Policy for Managing Concerns around People in Positions of Trust with Adults who have Care and Support Needs (northlincssab.co.uk). A copy of the slides has also been attached in this email.

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

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication & Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communication

Enhanced Safeguarding Threshold Document Training

The North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board are offering three 30 – minute online training sessions to raise awareness about the enhanced safeguarding threshold document.

The training is for any practitioners who work 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.

Training resources will be shared with all participants for wider dissemination among their teams / organisations. 

The dates available are:

  • Tuesday 3rd October 2023, 1pm – 1:30pm, via MS Teams,
  • Thursday 5th October 2023, 9:30am – 10am, via MS Teams,
  • Monday 9th October 2023, 4pm – 4:30pm, via MS Teams.
To book your FREE place, 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:

Once 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 – this will be sent to you at a later date.

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

Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness Training

The North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board are partnering up with the Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) and the FraudWatch project to deliver a number of face – to – face and online fraud and cybercrime awareness training sessions.

The aim of the training is for attendees to develop an understanding of the consequences of fraud and cybercrime. The objectives of the training are to identify the types of fraud and cybercrime, and to identify the signs of fraud and cybercrime victims.

The training sessions will be delivered face – to – face and via MS Teams. Face – to – face sessions will last 1 hour and outline the subject areas in more detail. Online sessions will last 30 minutes and provide a brief overview of the subject areas.

Please note that this is multi – agency training and spaces for the face – to – face sessions are limited (15 per session), therefore multiple bookings from the same teams / agencies will not be accepted. Training resources will be shared with all participants for wider dissemination among their teams / organisations.

Training dates and times:

Face – to – face sessions will take place on Friday 3rdNovember 2023, at Church Square House, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL.

Times available:

  • Session 1: 9:30am – 10:30am,

  • Session 2: 11am – 12pm,

  • Session 3: 1pm – 2pm,

  • Session 4: 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Online sessions (MS Teams) will be held on Tuesday 7th November 2023.

Times available:

  • Session 5: 10am – 10:30am,

  • Session 6: 10:45am – 11:15am,

  • Session 7: 11:30am – 12pm,

  • Session 8: 1pm – 1:30pm,

  • Session 9: 1:45pm – 2:15pm,

  • Session 10: 2:30pm – 3pm,

  • Session 11: 3:15pm – 3:45pm.

To book your FREE place, 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: