In the UK FGM is a criminal offence under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. The Serious Crime Act amended this to create a new offence of failing to protect a girl from FGM, introduced FGM Protection Orders and introduced a mandatory reporting duty requiring regulated health, social care and teaching professionals to report known.. read more →

07 Jan 2016
January 7, 2016

The Care Act: An easy read version

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To view the summary and easy read version of The Care Act please click on the link below: Care Act-Easy Read version read more →

To view the SCIE – At a glance 69: Safeguarding adults: Types and indicators of abuse, please click on the link below: SCIE-adult-safeguarding-types-and-indicators-of-abuse read more →

To view the SCIE – Adult Safeguarding: Sharing Information document, please click on the link below: SCIE Adult sharing-information read more →

07 Jan 2016
January 7, 2016

Adult Safeguarding & Domestic Abuse

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To view the Adult Safeguarding & Domestic Abuse – a guide to support practitioners and managers please click on the link below: Adult Safeguarding Domestic Abuse   read more →

04 Jan 2016
January 4, 2016

Information Update January 2016

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To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update for January 2016, please click on the link below: Info Update 4th January 2016 read more →

Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch are running a number of events throughout January 2016, including ‘Your View Your Voice’, which will be focussed on what you think their priorities should be for 2016/17, what BwD Healthwatch have planned and how you can get involved. To find out more about these events please click on the link below:.. read more →

This 4 minute Stay Safe film is developed by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, and provides practical steps to take in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack, and focuses around 3 key messages – Run, Hide, Tell. The public are encouraged to contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 if.. read more →

This 4 minute Stay Safe film is developed by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, and provides practical steps to take in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack, and focuses around 3 key messages – Run, Hide, Tell. The public are encouraged to contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 if.. read more →

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and protecting children and adults from the risk of radicalisation forms part of any professionals statutory duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. For more information, why it matters and what to do if you spot the indicators associated with radicalisation please click on the link below: Snapshot –.. read more →

16 Dec 2015
December 16, 2015

Safeguarding Snapshot: Modern Slavery

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It is important that everyone is aware of what modern slavery entails, how you may recognise the signs and indicators and understand what you should do if you identify victims and how to refer your concerns. For more information on Modern Slavery, why it matters and what to do if you spot possible signs please.. read more →

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and protecting children and adults from the risk of radicalisation forms part of any professionals statutory duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. For more information, why it matters and what to do if you spot the indicators associated with radicalisation please click on the link below: Snapshot –.. read more →

16 Dec 2015
December 16, 2015

Safeguarding Snapshot: Modern Slavery

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It is important that everyone is aware of what modern slavery entails, how you may recognise the signs and indicators and understand what you should do if you identify victims and how to refer your concerns. For more information on Modern Slavery, why it matters and what to do if you spot possible signs please.. read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update please click on the link below: Information Update 7th December 2015 read more →

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening this month: #blokesviews The launch of Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen’s dedicated Men’s Project, giving men a voice on local Health & Social Care Services to help make a change. To find out when this is happening and where, please click on the below information and signposting calendar.. read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Children’s Update from 06th November 2015, please click on the below link: Information Update November 2015 read more →

27 Oct 2015
October 27, 2015

Reminder: Lithium Batteries

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The LSCB have decided to reissue the Pan Lancashire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Newsletter from December 2014, as it has important information on lithium batteries, and the risks associated with these increases in the run up to the holidays, when flashing toys and musical Santa hats, Christmas cards and decorations flood the market. For.. read more →

Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch are running a number of events throughout October 2015, including ‘Your View Your Voice’. To find out more about these events please click on the links below to view Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch Information and Signposting Calendar for October 2015 BwD Healthwatch Information Signposting Calendar October 2015 read more →

30 Sep 2015
September 30, 2015

Information Update – 30th September 2015

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To view the latest safeguarding Children Information Update, please click on the link below: Information Update 30th September 2015 read more →

Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch are running a number of events throughout September 2015, including ‘Your View Your Voice’ and PersonFirst Art Sessions. To find out more about these events please click on the links below to view Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch Information and Signposting Calendar for September 2015 and the Your View Your Voice flyer on physical health:.. read more →

Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service have released a new drugs and alcohol training programme designed and delivered by Inspire Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service. Drugs and alcohol are everyone’s business and they recognise that there is a wealth of service and community knowledge which can be built upon to help Blackburn with Darwen.. read more →

Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service have released a new drugs and alcohol training programme designed and delivered by Inspire Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service. Drugs and alcohol are everyone’s business and they recognise that there is a wealth of service and community knowledge which can be built upon to help Blackburn with Darwen.. read more →

Please click on the link below to view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update – Safeguarding Children Info Update 27th August 2015 read more →

The below document contains information on helpline access and open access, which is available to everyone and is a way of being assessed for services without needing an appointment. to view the Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service Bulletin for August 2015, please click on the link below BwD Integrated Prevention and Recovery.. read more →

The below document contains information on helpline access and open access, which is available to everyone and is a way of being assessed for services without needing an appointment. to view the Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service Bulletin for August 2015, please click on the link below BwD Integrated Prevention and Recovery.. read more →