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Warning as loan sharks turn to dating sites to target victims

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has launched a new campaign today (8 February) warning people about the dangers of loan sharks on dating apps and social media sites.

Loan sharks are using dating apps and social media sites to trick people into taking out loans. These criminals are trapping victims in a cycle of debt and misery and enforcing repayment by blackmail and threats of violence.

You can read the full press release on our website: www.stoploansharks.co.uk/warning-as-loan-sharks-turn-to-dating-sites-to-target-victims/

Social media toolkit and graphics can be downloaded here: https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/press/

Please use the toolkit and messages to raise awareness of loan sharks on social media and signpost victims to Stop Loan Sharks for emotional and practical support.

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline is open 24/7 on 0300 555 2222. Live Chat is also available on the website between 9am and 5pm weekdays at www.stoploansharks.co.uk.

COVID-19 Coronavirus: North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership

For information:

Letter from MAPPA: A message to all faith groups about the use of online/video conferencing for religious purposes during Covid-19.  

UPDATE 07.12.20:

Multi-agency safeguarding briefings are being held fortnightly.  A summary of key areas of discussion can be downloaded here:

01.12.20

Royal College of Child Health and Paediatricians updated guidance posters:

Coronavirus poster babies
Coronavirus poster parents

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UPDATE 29.04.20:

COVID Safeguarding SW: A list of useful links has been provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement these are available here: COVIDSafeguarding support

UPDATE 07.04.20:

CRIMESTOPPERS RAISING AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE:  Crimestoppers is joining in the campaign to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse reporting.  Links to Twitter and Facebook can be downloaded on our Domestic Abuse page. Link: https://www.northsomersetsafeguarding.co.uk/children-safeguarding-partnership/i-work-with-children/domestic-abuse

UPDATE 06.04.20:

The following information has been forwarded by tri.x:

GOVERNMENT COVID 19 GUIDANCE FOR CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE

The Government has released Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Local Authorities on Children’s Social Care

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-childrens-social-care-services/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-authorities-on-childrens-social-care

Much of the content has already been covered in separate pieces of guidance previously released and which have already been added to our Covid 19 Resources.  It is, however, useful to have it together in one piece of guidance.

Our Resources have been updated to take account of this latest guidance, and will be regularly updated as additional guidance,  good practice documents and resources are released.

https://www.trixonline.co.uk/resource-hub/

https://www.proceduresonline.com/resources/covid19/

 

UPDATE 24.03.20:

Letter from the Executive to our partners: Letter to partners

Link to daily guidance from North Somerset Council: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/coronavirus/coronavirus/

Link to daily government guidance (including NHS England): https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus: North Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board

For information:

Letter from MAPPA: A message to all faith groups about the use of online/video conferencing for religious purposes during Covid-19.  

UPDATE 07.12.20:

Multi-agency safeguarding briefings are being held fortnightly.  A summary of key areas of discussion can be downloaded here:

01.12.20

Supporting workforce mental health and wellbeing

Spice

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UPDATE 29.04.20:

COVID Safeguarding SW: A list of useful links has been provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement these are available here: COVIDSafeguarding support

UPDATE 14.04.20: BGS Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes: 

Good practice guidance is available to here: BGS Guidance

UPDATE 07.04.20:

CRIMESTOPPERS RAISING AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE:  Crimestoppers is joining in the campaign to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse reporting.  Links to Twitter and Facebook can be downloaded on our Domestic Abuse page. Link: https://www.northsomersetsafeguarding.co.uk/adults-safeguarding-board/i-work-with-adults/domestic-abuse

UPDATE 24.03.20:

Thank you for visiting North Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board’s website.

If your visit to our website relates in any way to concerns regarding the Corvid 19 virus, we have added weblinks to North Somerset Council and the Governments, including NHS England’s, daily guidance updates.

If you have concerns regarding a vulnerable adult who has care and support needs, please report these in the usual way. Whilst there may be a very necessary reduction in care and support services provided by some of our partners, be assured that your safeguarding board will continue to monitor, and if necessary, challenge service providers in these exceptional times.

Safeguarding remains Everyone’s business.

Tony Oliver.

Independent Chair.

Link to daily guidance from North Somerset Council: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/cLoronavirus/coronavirus/

Link to daily government guidance (including NHS England): https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

PUBLICATION: North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership

North Somerset have published their new safeguarding arrangements - these will come into effect from the end of September 2019.

Link to this report

Safeguarding Boards newsletter
tri.x Briefings

tri.x BRIEFINGS

As market leaders in providing useful and up to date information, tri.x offers a range of free resources for professionals working with children and adults.

The most recent briefing can be downloaded: tri.Resource Hub

Archive of recent briefings can also be downloaded.

Child or Adult Exploitation Forms from the police

CHILD OR ADULT EXPLOITATION FORMS FROM THE POLICE:

If you believe a child or adult is vulnerable or being exploited, you can use this form to provide intelligence or information that you think the police should be aware of.

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/forms/vul

Modern Slavery information and forms from the police