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Safeguarding Adults at Risk: Awareness & Referral

This course is subsided for members by Staffordshire County Council.

This half day course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with adults who are potentially at risk.  It will enable learners to understand what to look for and how to safeguard adults from harm.  Be the end of the training you should be able to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately.  The course will cover:-

Over 65’s Safety and Wellbeing Event

Lots of educational sessions in an informal, relaxed environment including:

  • CPR and what to do in an emergency - delivered by Staffordshire & Stoke-On-Trent
  • NHS Partnership Trust
  • Assistive technology - information and advice from Medequip
  • Relaxation taster session
  • Home fire safety delivered by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Staffordshire Police advice and support on staying safe - on line, and out and about

Free refreshments and giveaways

Could you Check on the Welfare of Detainees?

Independent Custody Visitors  (ICVs) are volunteers who check on the welfare of detainees and the conditions in custody

ICVs check on the way police officers carry out their duties with regard to detainees

ICVs make unannounced visits to the custody suites across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

ICVs observe, comment and report on the welfare and conditions of people in custody



Invitation to Quote Provision of substance misuse/mental health outreach service for Stafford Borough Safer Communities Partnership

The Stafford Borough Safer Communities Partnership is committed to working in partnership with other services and organisations to make the Borough a safer place to live. Mental ill health, alcohol and drugs are cross cutting issues that impact on a diverse range of people in the Borough, including families and wider communities.

Responding to Disclosure of Sexual Violence

Publishing her review on the 22/02/17 into the treatment of children and young victims of crime by criminal justice agencies, the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove was disgusted to discover that victims of sexual violence were made to feel like criminals, were accused of wasting the police’s time or simply not believed when reporting a crime against them.


Adult Safeguarding Board Update and Transition

Support Staffordshire have recently joined the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership (SSASPB) Board in order to ensure that the wider sector is connected with safeguarding policy, strategy and good practice and that statutory organisations take the sector into account when planning and making decisions. Healthwatch and Domestic Abuse service providers also have representation at this Board. Garry attended his first Board meeting in January 2017 and aims to improve awareness and engagement between the Board and the sector over the coming months.

Burton YMCA and Sainsbury's link-up to provide warmth to the homeless this winter

When the winter weather is at its worst it is easy for most of us to put on an extra layer or crank up the heating – but this is not the case if you are homeless. Life on the streets is a tough at any time of year but during the depths of winter the conditions can really take their toll.

Now Burton's YMCA is linking up with Sainsbury's and appealing for the support of the public to help those in desperate need in East Staffordshire. The supermarket in Union Street will be collecting warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and anything else that can help keep the homeless warm.