NSAB February 2024

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Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board training programme 2024/25

As you will know, NSAB provides a range of training courses related to safeguarding adults work which are accessible to all staff working in organisations who provide support to adults who may have care and support needs in Nottinghamshire. These courses are provided free of charge to organisations across Nottinghamshire.

NSAB would like to hear from you on which learning offers you would like to see us provide over the course of 2024/25.

We have created an online poll where you can pick from a range of courses, as well as giving us your suggestions for courses, themes for trainers’ forums or other suggestions on how to improve our learning offer.

You can access this form until mid-March, so please let us know your opinion here: https://forms.office.com/e/gQqf05c9b3

International women’s day 2024

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Nottingham City Council in partnership with a range of women’s organisations and key services would like to invite you to a public International Women’s Day celebration event at the Council House in Old Market Square. The event will be running on Thursday 7 March between 11am and 3pm.

As a valued community group/organisation, we would love for you to be involved in this event and invite you to bring an information stall or activity for guests to participate in for the duration of the event.

If your organisation would like to participate, please contact  Beth Hanna with details of how you would like to take part.

Domestic abuse and technology training.


Equation are running a forthcoming seminar on Domestic abuse and technology. 

Technology & Domestic Abuse Practitioners Network

Date: Thursday 28 March, 13:30 – 15:00

Location: Microsoft Teams

Book your place here: Technology & Domestic Abuse Practitioners Network Tickets, Thu 28 Mar 2024 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

Do you work with survivors or perpetrators of domestic abuse? Do you need to know about technology and domestic abuse in your line of work?

  • Technology is driving new forms of domestic abuse with the countless ways it can facilitate a perpetrator’s coercive and controlling behaviours
  • This is a practice and tech-focused network event that will help you to build skills for supporting survivors or working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.

This session will be led by our guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Sugiura, who will discuss:

  • The increasing ways digital technologies are being used by domestic abuse perpetrators
  • The use of spyware, creation of fake accounts, use of covert devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • How children are increasingly being used and harmed in technology-facilitated domestic abuse
  • Policy and practice recommendations to support victim-survivors

In the second part of the session, Equation will introduce a new resource we are currently developing for practitioners which includes a tech safety plan template.

Newly published pressure ulcer guidance


The Department of Health and Social Care has recently published an updated safeguarding adults protocol regarding pressure ulcers, including a decision guide, body map and concern proforma which are both available here.

These documents help practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring and quick responses to people at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

The guidance offers a process for the clinical management of harm removal and reduction where ulcers occur, considering if an adult safeguarding response is necessary. The guidance also outlines how the appendices should be used if a concern is raised.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Regional Safeguarding Outreach programme


The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launched the Regional Safeguarding Outreach programme to focus on working collaboratively with safeguarding and recruiting organisations. Lizzie Whittington is the Safeguarding Outreach Officer for the East Midlands region. Lizzie has a local authority background and will be continuing Beth’s work to work closely with organisations in the East Midlands to develop relationships and raise awareness of DBS as a safeguarding organisation.

Lizzie is based in the East Midlands and is available to develop and deliver any sessions or services you are interested in to support you and your colleagues in safeguarding and safer recruitment. Lizzie is happy to answer DBS related enquiries and to discuss any issues or barriers you may have come across or provide any DBS information sessions you feel would be beneficial.

Lizzie is able to work with you and your organisation in a number of ways, including:

  • Any phone calls or emails to clarify any DBS related queries/questions or advice
  • Attending meetings, training, conferences virtually and eventually face to face when it is safe to do so
  • Developing and delivering presentations, workshops, webinars or discussions to provide an overview of the DBS
  • If you require a presentation or information session on a specific topic, Lizzie can also arrange for a subject matter expert to attend to provide a detailed overview on this topic
  • Taking any feedback, suggestions or comments from your experience of the DBS and feed this back into the business
  • Informing organisations and employers of their duty or power to refer individuals who may pose a future risk of harm within regulated activity. Including an overview of:
    • How to make barring referrals
    • When should a referral be made; and
    • How DBS assess whether a referred person should be included on the Children’s and/or Adults’ Barred List.

If you have any questions regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service or would like Lizzie to meet with you and your colleagues to provide any further information, please contact her directly using the contact details below.

Tel: 03001 052974

Carers Hub Service


Are you a Carer? Are you worried about how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on you?

Would you like more information and advice on ways to help with the cost of living / fuel poverty?

If the answer is YES, please come along to one of Nottinghamshire Carers Hub information sessions, covering fuel poverty; Nottingham Energy Partnership is providing information and support around energy efficiency or heating solutions to people living in fuel poverty.

The Fuel Poverty/Cost of Living Sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 29 February 2024
  • Thursday 7 March 2024

To find out more about the sessions, the dates and how to book your place or contact the Hub please click the flyer.

Young Carers Action Day 2024

Calling all young carers, families and professionals in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Join us to celebrate Young Carers Action Day at our information event coming up on Wednesday 13 March 2024 at The Atrium, Vision West Nottinghamshire College Derby Road, Mansfield NG18 5BH.

To book your place to attend, please see the flyer for registration details.

Carers Roadshow 2024

We need your help! The Caring Roadshows in Nottinghamshire have been organised and run since 2013 by Trevor Clower. They are marketplace events where services come together to share information for unpaid carers. We are now entering the next phase, and we need carers to be involved.

Carers Roadshows are being developed for 2024. If you would like to be involved, please have a look at the information flyer and come along to one of our meetings.

Nottinghamshire County Council Short Breaks Consultation and Engagement

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Nottinghamshire County Council’s Short Breaks Service are developing their service offer for the short breaks service giving a much clearer focus, improved flexibility, and better outcomes for carers. They would like to find out what people need, and work towards ensuring these needs are met.

They are really keen to hear from anyone with a passion for Adult Social Care.  Therefore, they have created an online survey giving people the opportunity to share their feelings about what they could do better, and what they do well.  

The survey closes 29 February 2024.