Links and Info for Professionals

To help everyone to keep safe at this time, SAFEcic is offering Free safeguarding consultations with one of our in-house experts, by phone or ClickMeeting, available for any safeguarding leads or managers to discuss their safeguarding arrangements, policies and safer working practices. To book your appointment eMail consultation@safecic.co.uk with your contact details and availability during office hours.

It is important to remember that both Social Care Services and the Police continue to be available at all times, and any safeguarding concern should be referred in the usual way.

In what is a quieter time for many, we are continuing to carry out safeguarding audits by way of desktop review and virtual meetings. SAFE membership  and the SAFE Award continue to be available, along with DBS checks on a limited service .

Victims of domestic abuse:

For anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know, the charity Hestia has launched its free resource and information Bright Sky app and is working with Boots pharmacies to provide safe spaces at consultation rooms where victims can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice.

The police have a Silent Solution system which enables a 999 mobile caller (who is too scared to make a noise, or speak) to press 55, cough or tap the handset when prompted – to inform police they are in a genuine emergency.

All professionals:

The Contextual Safeguarding Network's Safeguarding, adolescents and Coronavirus – Contextual Safeguarding during lockdown

Information Commissioner's Office working from home guidance.

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service's (CAFCASS)

Guidance for children and families

Charities:

Government guidance:

For the charity sector

Increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities

National Council for Voluntary Organisation's (NCVO)

What is safeguarding?

Education and Ofsted registered providers:

Government guidance:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Ofsted's

Coronavirus rolling update

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Association's (PSHE):

Coronavirus hub

Health and social care providers:

Government guidance:

Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care

Guidance for local authorities on children’s social care

Looking after people who lack mental capacity

CQC's :

Information for providers

The Social Care Institute for Excellence' (SCie)'s:

Advice for social care

 

Free training during the crisis for specific health and social care workers returning to, or starting, work :

The Social Care Institute for Excellence' (SCie)'s:

 Adult safeguarding training for anyone working in or recently joining the health, social care or voluntary adult workforce.

NHS Health Education England's Covid-19 e-learning programme for those registered professionals who work in the NHS, independent sector, and social care.