ESAB Bulletin July 2020

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July 2020 Update


FREE SAR e-Learning now live!

ESAB have launched a brand new, free e-Learning course on safeguarding adults reviews (SARs). 

The learning outcomes for the course are that by the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Provide a summary of what happened to Wendy
  • Highlight good practice and challenges faced in the case
  • Demonstrate the importance of accurate recording and information sharing
  • Review the lessons learned and the key recommendations

The course should take around 15-20 minutes to complete and should work on tablets, laptops and computers.  

Access the course here


Updated SETSAF

The SETSAF form has recently been updated, and can be found on our website. Please make sure you and your colleagues have the latest version.

Access the SETSAF form here.

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Got a minute?

ESAB have created a set of 1 minute guides, with the intention of giving a quick overview of safeguarding that can be read in just 60 seconds! Covering a range of topics, these can be downloaded from the ESAB website and we encourage sharing the resource with other professionals and colleagues.

Available 1 minute guides;

  • 1 Minute Guide to the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
  • 1 Minute Guide to Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR's)
  • 1 Minute Guide to Modern Slavery
  • 1 Minute Guide to Hoarding
  • 1 Minute Guide to the Missing Protocol

Access the guides here.


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Safeguarding crimes not being reported

As a result of the recent staff survey carried out by ESAB, we found that professionals suggested they wouldn’t always contact the police if a crime had been reported.

As to provide some clarity on this decline, below we share what types of crimes are not being reported and what people should do, if they know a crime has been committed.

Types of safeguarding relating crimes being committed and not reported.

Offences considered ‘invisible’ - not readily identifiable.


  • Coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • Financial abuse (fraud/scams affecting the elderly)
  • Varying forms of neglect.

The reporting process - what people should do if they know a crime has been committed.

  • Public will notify via 101 or 999 (received by FCR – Force Control Room for risk assessment and response grading).
  • Partners via their police referral process (unless immediate risk or danger is apparent, then 999 or 101). SETSAF, Intelligence reports through ISA (Information sharing agreements).
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Training updates

Course cancellations

Due to the present times surrounding Coronavirus, ESAB have cancelled all face-to-face courses up until December.

However, we will be delivering some courses virtually, please click on the links below for more information >

Courses available are:

These new virtual courses have the same learning outcomes but will be delivered via zoom and at a reduced cost.

30/31st july

Limited Availability!

Last chance Designated Safeguarding Adult Lead Training Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

4th/6th august


Face mask risk

Face masks are recommended in order to reduce the spread of COVID 19.

However staff should ensure that use of face masks are considered as part of routine risk assessments, particularly in cases where there are risks off self-harm.  



DoLS delay

A delay has been announced concerning the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), which were set to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) this October.

The Minister for Care, Helen Whately, has announced that the government will be carrying out a public consultation on the draft regulations and Code of Practice for LPS, which will run for 12 weeks. The aim is that this will allow sufficient time for those that are affected, especially those with learning disabilities, to be able to engage with the changes properly. DoLS will remain in place in the meantime.

The care sector will be given approximately six months to prepare for the implementation of the changes, following publication of the final code.

The full statement can be accessed here. 

100,000 victims - Modern Slavery in the UK

A new report concerning Modern Slavery in the UK has been released by the Centre of Social Justice (CSJ). It explores the progress that has been made in the UK’s response, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act, but also identifies the key challenges still faced.

Justice & Care, who collaborated on the report, estimate that there are more than 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, with further claims that the issue of modern slavery is likely to intensify as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The full report can be accessed here.

Centre of Social Justice Report


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