FREE Lunch and Learn Sessions on Labour Exploitation in the Care Sector – Book Your Space Now!
Labour exploitation in the care sector, both domiciliary care and private care settings, is a growing mode of modern slavery, and one which many of our staff may be able to identify and / or raise concerns about as they may visit people’s homes and care settings.
There are two upcoming lunch and learn events which will focus on this topic in more detail. The events will be facilitated by Simon Watson – Regional Field Intelligence Officer for the Yorkshire and Humber Region of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
The aim of the sessions is to raise awareness about labour exploitation in the care sector, and the sessions can be attended by health and social care professionals, as well as any other person who may find this topic relevant to their role.
The available dates are:
- Wednesday 15th November 2023, 12pm – 1pm (online session),
- Wednesday 17th January 2024, 12pm – 1pm (online session).
To reserve your FREE place on one of the sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk
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New film celebrates North Lincolnshire’s care workers
It’s a two – way thing, being cared for and caring. A brand – new film has been launched celebrating North Lincolnshire’s care worker heroes, and the amazing difference they make to our loved ones every day.
The Proud to Care film is being shown to local households via Sky TV and at Vue Cinemas Scunthorpe.
The film is available from: Celebrating North Lincolnshire’s care workers – YouTube
Oliver McGowan draft code of practice on statutory learning disability and autism training
The introduction of the requirement for learning disability and autism training by the Health and Care Act 2022, and publication of this code of practice represent a significant moment in the journey towards improving the care and treatment of people with a learning disability and autistic people.
Every person with a learning disability and autistic person has the right to excellent care. Services must treat people equitably, but should also acknowledge and adapt to the individual needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people.
The Learning from lives and deaths – people with a learning disability and autistic people (LeDeR) programme enables us to build up a picture of the key improvements needed to tackle existing health disparities, faced by people with a learning disability and autistic people. The annual LeDeR reports have consistently recommended the introduction of mandatory training on learning disability, for health and social care staff.
The Oliver McGowan draft code of practice on statutory learning disability and autism training is available from: Oliver McGowan draft code of practice on statutory learning disability and autism training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The easy read draft code of practice can be accessed here: Oliver McGowan draft code of practice – easy read version (publishing.service.gov.uk)
To watch a short animation film explaining Oliver’s training, please visit: The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism – YouTube
For more information and resources relating to people with a learning disability and autistic people, please visit: North Lincs SAB | Policies, Procedures and Guidance – North Lincs SAB
Anti – Slavery Day – 18th October 2023
Anti – Slavery Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the fact over 49.6 million people in the world today, and an estimated 136,000 people in the UK, are trapped in conditions of modern slavery. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Anti – Slavery Day is a time to encourage governments, businesses, friends, family, and colleagues to do what they can to prevent human trafficking and protect victims of modern – day slavery.
Hope for Justice will be hosting a whole week of events and campaigns to mark the Anti – Slavery Day. For more information about the Anti – Slavery Day and to access campaign resources, please visit: Anti-Slavery Day | Hope for Justice
Modern slavery is a complex crime and may involve multiple forms of exploitation. The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support.
The National referral mechanism guidance can be accessed here: National referral mechanism guidance: adult (England and Wales) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you are a first responder working for a designated organisation like the police, you can report modern slavery here: Report modern slavery – GOV.UK
If you are a member of the public and want to report modern slavery, please visit: File a report (modernslaveryhelpline.org) or alternatively, call the modern slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700.
For more information about modern slavery, please visit: North Lincs SAB | Training – North Lincs SAB
Step forward to online lasting powers of attorney
The most vulnerable in society will be better protected as reforms to simplify and streamline lasting powers of attorney are given Royal Assent.
The Powers of Attorney Act fires the starting gun on bringing the existing paper – based process online for the first time. The changes, when introduced, will make the system quicker, easier to access and more secure for the thousands of people who make and rely on a lasting power of attorney every year. The legislation will also strengthen existing fraud protection by allowing checks on the identity of those applying for a lasting power of attorney.
For more information about the upcoming changes to legislation, please visit: Step forward to online lasting powers of attorney – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For more information and resources about lasting powers of attorney, please visit: North Lincs SAB | Training – North Lincs SAB
Your safeguarding journey – NLSAB website feedback feature
Earlier on in the year, the NLSAB created three safeguarding adults feedback forms, which are now available on our website. The feedback feature allows us to evaluate our safeguarding adults arrangements and adapt our practice in a timely manner.
The three forms are:
If for any reason the person who wants to submit their feedback is unable to do so online, they can contact us by email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or via telephone: 01724 297 088, and further arrangements will be made to support the person to submit their feedback.
For more information about the feedback forms, please visit: North Lincs SAB | News and Updates – North Lincs SAB or alternatively, contact the Board directly via email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk