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Ageism and Neglect: Over 1,000 daily reports received across the UK - The Telegraph

The Telegraph have recently published an article claiming that abuse of older people makes up the lion's share of adult cases across the UK, with over 1,000 reports of suspected abuse coming to authorities on a daily basis.

"In total 364,605 concerns of abuse were raised last year under a new statutory framework which is supposed to prevent vulnerable adults falling through the cracks."

New Hate Crime Partnership website launched

National Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) runs from the 14th – 21st October 2017. It is an opportunity for people to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how we can respond to it if we witness or are victim to it.This can help to ensure people report instances of hate crime, victims get the support they need and those committing hate crimes are brought to justice.

How to identify perpetrators of domestic abuse and coercive control

"Much practice and research is focused on working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse, rather than on perpetrators"

Community Care have released an article in regards to the lack of work being done around the perpertrators of domestic violence and abuse, stating that over half of the Serious Case Reviews carried out between 2011 and 2014 featured domestic abuse. With much of the practice and research focusing on the victim and survivor of the violence and abuse, not the perpertrators.

A guide has been written by Professor Nicole Westmarland, who is the director of Durham University's Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, to inform Chidren and Adults on working with perpertrators of domestic violence and abuse. 

Warwickshire Trading Standards, what do they do?

Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board have begun including content into our 'Useful Information' section for adults, family, carers and professionals. 

We have asked Warwickshire Trading Standards team to input some useful information about what they do, and the good work they do for the community. The content includes important information, including a video created by Hereford Trading Standards and Citizens Advice on "How to Avoid Doorstep Crime and Rogue Traders", as well as two written case studies from Warwickshire Trading Standards which you may find useful.

Theresa May announces review of Mental Health Act - Community Care

The Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board will be conducting different 'news themes' each month, to highlight certain Safeguarding topics. In the month of October we will be promoting news articles, events, campaigns and information on Mental Health due to it being Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October.

So keep an eye out on the new Safeguarding Warwickshire website, to see if there are any Mental Health Awareness raising events in your area, any news articles to increase your own learning and interest on the subject, and any campaigns you could take part in.

Today we will be discussing the recent announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May about the upcoming independant review of the Mental Health Act, which is currently over 30 years old and said by many, to be out-dated. 

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