Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 07/08/23

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)

NHS Capacity Tracker – Mandatory Window now open until 14 August 2023 @ 11:59 pm.

A gentle reminder that the DHSC Adult Social Care data collection is open on Tuesday 8th August and will close on Monday 14th August. Please remember to refresh or update your information in Capacity Tracker by Monday 14th August 2023@ 11:59pm.

Support is available for:

  • Non-technical assistance on how to answer questions


  • Further information and technical support

necsu.capacitytracker@nhs.net or 0191 691 3729 (Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays, 8am-5pm).

Workforce Development Fund (WDF)

This week we’re pleased to announce that the 2023-24 Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is now open for applications.

The WDF supports the provision of high-quality care and the continuing professional development of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows employers to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules. You’ll find more information below.

To claim funding, you’ll need to meet criteria for adding your data to our Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS). We’ve included a useful checker within the ASC-WDS service to help you see if you’ve met the criteria. If you haven’t already, find out about the benefits of ASC-WDS and create your account today.

Volunteer Responder’s Programme

Additional webinar dates have been added for you to find out more about the Volunteer Responders programme and the volunteer support available to adult social care providers. The webinars are hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care and Royal Voluntary Service. You’ll hear about the programme, how to make a referral and have the opportunity to ask any questions. Various times and dates are available for the webinars.

Safeguarding Adults Board & Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communications

Violence Against Women and Girls Educational Conference – 28th September 2023

Following the success of the first VAWG Conference in March this year, the Community Safety Partnership would like to invite you to a Violence Against Women and Girls Educational Conference taking place on Thursday 28th September 2023, 9:30am – 1:30pm at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.
The event is aimed at students (both male and female) aged 11+, parents, teachers, governors, support staff, and those involved in an educational setting or working with young people. 
The aim of the conference is to educate attendees around the important national agenda of violence against women and girls (VAWG). This goes beyond the term ‘violence’ or the focus purely on women, as men are part of the solution. It also includes misogyny, language, and the simple things a bystander can do.
There will be guest speakers including Bid Talk Education, Humberside PCC, Humberside Police, and more. It will be a fun packed event including Nifty Fox visual storytelling and national videos and campaigns. Please bring a mobile device as there will be an opportunity for you to be involved in interactive sessions throughout the day.
Attendees will be encouraged to sign up to their commitment to promote the VAWG agenda, and our own North Lincolnshire Young People VAWG Champions.
If you have any queries about the event, please email: communitysafetypartnership@northlincs.gov.uk.
Community Safety Partnership would like to invite you to a Violence Against Women and Girls Educational Conference

FREE Multi – Agency Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness Training – Book Your Space Now!

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 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. There will also be an option to arrange further sessions that can be delivered to teams separately, should there be a demand.

Training dates and times:

Face – to – face sessions will take place on Friday 3rd November 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

How to book:

To book your FREE space on one of the sessions, please complete a short booking form by clicking on the link below:


Alternatively, scan the QR code:

When filling out the booking form, please clearly state which session you are booking on (session 1, session 2 etc.), or state the date and time of the session.

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

Following the training, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation form – this will be shared with you at a later date.

If you have any queries, please contact SafeguardingAdultsBoard@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