ESAB Bulletin July 2021

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July 2021 Update


NEW 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 William
  • 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. 

Visit the ESAB e-Learning page 

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FREE webinars- learning from local Board's

The eight East of England SABs are running a series of Webinars in 2021/22 to share learning on a range of themes emerging from SARS undertaken and lessons learned during COVID-19. The themes have been identified as ones which will have relevance and interest within the East of England.

Who should attend?
The webinars are aimed at Board / sub group members, adult safeguarding
leads and anyone with an interest in adult safeguarding.

Learning objectives
• To provide a short briefing on a theme
• To explore the topic in relation to emerging issues from the pandemic
• Participants to discuss and identify relevant lessons for their organisation /
• Enable multi agency learning

More information & booking. ADD LINK*



Training updates

ESAB have released 2021/2022 virtual training dates which can be accessed in the Learning & Development area of our website, or alternatively click on the icons below.

Limited availability

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Healthwatch Annual Report

Healthwatch Essex have shared their Annual Report for 2020-2021. The report focuses on projects undertaken in what has been a particularly challenging and busy year, in order to capture the lived experience of people across Essex and to work across the system to effect change.

Read the report here

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Healthwatch are also in the process of looking to speak to people who are willing to share their experiences of how the pandemic has affected their physical health. 

The information gathered during this project will be shared with Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System to help guide and inform their provision of services in the area.

More information

Contact Healthwatch 


Domestic Abuse Commissioner launches website & Twitter

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacob, now has a website and official Twitter account to provide updates on projects being worked on and to provide an opportunity for engagement on key domestic abuse issues. 

The role of the Commissioner is to represent the view of victims and survivors, raise public awareness, monitor the response of local authorities, the justice system and other statutory agencies and hold them to account in tackling domestic abuse.  The Domestic Abuse Act provides the Commissioner with the statutory powers to publish reports and lay them before Parliament. These reports will hold local commissioners, statutory agencies and national Government to account and make recommendations on how they can improve their response.

Follow @CommissionerDA

Visit the website

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Metropolitan Police launch Little Guides

The Metropolitan Police have produced a set of resources to help people to develop some useful online habits that will drastically reduce the chances of becoming a victim of cyber crime, making online users less vulnerable and their web experience more safe. 

It is hoped that The Little series of books and videos can explain some of the most common scams and give advice on how to avoid falling victim to them. 

Access the guides here

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We Matter Too Project

The Ann Craft Trust, We Matter Too project has shared a report and short film on findings from the work they have carried out to explore the gaps in domestic abuse service provisions and awareness of practitioners working with disabled young people.

Read the Report 

Watch Our Short Film About the We Matter Too Project - Ann Craft Trust


#YouAreNotAlone Campaign continues with Ask for Ani

Since the launch in 2020, the #YouAreNotAlone campaign has raised awareness of the help and support that is available for victims of domestic abuse and their friends and family.

As the Home Office enter a new phase of their response to the pandemic, the #YouAreNotAlone campaign will continue to play a vital role in helping victims find support by providing a 'safe space' within participating pharmacies where victims can Ask for Ani to alert staff they are in need of assistance. 

The campaign encourages raising awareness by sharing the campaign assets, hashtag and web link as to ensure the right people know what help is available to them. 

Download the assets

Visit the website

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DBS job scamming campaign

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have launched a campaign to highlight the rise of job scams and employment fraud.  Their aim is to help enable job seekers to recognise potential scams and also know how to report them.

The DBS say that job scams have been particularly prevalent through the pandemic with three in four job seekers (74%) applying for jobs that were not genuine. 

DBS website

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Suicide Prevention Strategy

The strategy sets out additional Government support and funding for suicide prevention to address additional pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes £5 million to support suicide prevention by voluntary and community sector organisations over 2021-2022. The report also notes that, although full data is not yet available, early indications do not suggest a rise in the number of suicides when comparing pre- and post-lockdown figures, for January to August 2020. 

Lasting Power of Attorney Consultation

In a bid to modernise the lasting power of attorney (LPA) process, the government have launched a consultation concerning the need to respond to the challenge of a paper based system and endeavour to look into the role of technology and how it can make the LPA service much more efficient and effective. 

Creating a modern LPA service will require changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the supporting secondary legislation. The Ministry of Justice has launched this consultation as views are wanted on the potential changes to the legal framework for lasting powers of attorney.

The consultation closes 13th October 2021.

Access the consultation 


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