An Update from the Safer Somerset Partnership

The latest edition of the Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter, which contains updates on local and national domestic abuse related matters, is now available to download here.

An update from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board

The latest newsletter from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board is now available.

This edition includes:

  • News from the SSAB
  • SSAB Annual Conference
  • New Strategic Plan for 2019-2022
  • Mendip House Safeguarding Adult Review in the news
  • Changes to MARAC
  • Get the SSAB Website on your phone or tablet
  • Business Manager Blog
  • Learning Lessons
  • National: ‘Colin’
  • Regional:  Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews in the South West
  • Local:  Sharing systems and best practices in relation to Never Events
  • Care about recruitment
  • Learning from Children’s Services
  • National News and Headlines
  • Training and Development
  • Useful Safeguarding Adults Links

You can read the newsletter here.

An Update From the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board

The latest newsletter from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board is now available, the latest edition includes:

  • Learning from a recent multi-agency review of strategy discussions
  • Details of a safeguarding conversation about a child in need case
  • Resources to explain and promote contextual safeguarding
  • Details about the Somerset Safer Home Project.

You can read the newsletter here.

An Update From the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board

The latest newsletter from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board features an update on its strategic plan, a toolkit to help you develop a domestic abuse policy for your workplace or organisation, and details of a new online resource for those working with survivors of sexual violence.

You can read the newsletter here.

SSAB News

The Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) have recently published their newsletter, which features the latest regional and national news and training and development opportunities. Highlights include:

SSAB Annual Self -Audit Launched
SSAB has adopted an Organisational Adult Safeguarding Self Audit Tool to help it evaluate the effectiveness of internal safeguarding arrangements, and to identify and prioritise any areas in need of further development, it’s designed to support local organisations in their continuous improvement of adult safeguarding work.

New Somerset Adult Safeguarding Guidance Published
SSAB’s Policy & Procedures Subgroup has developed new web-based guidance to support adult safeguarding. This guidance replaces Somerset’s Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Procedures and has been developed following the publication of it’s revised overarching Adult Safeguarding Policy in January 2018.

Somerset Think Family Strategy
The aim of the strategy is to encourage all partners to ‘Think Family’ and actively work together to secure better outcomes for children, young people and their families across Somerset.

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