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Mental Health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem - BBC News

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.

We're starting the month off with an informative article by BBC News, highlighting the 10 charts on the scale of the problem of mental health.

Why scamming is a core safeguarding issue for social work - Community Care

Community Care talk about the impact of financial scams have on the victim, and talk to two experts about how social workers should support victims.

Social media campaign #hatecrimematters - Crime Prosecution Service

Hate crime is a priority area for the Crime Prosecution Service and they want the public to have confidence that they can speak up and report hate crime, and that their experiences will be taken seriously. This is why they launched their Social Media campaign against Hate Crime today (21st August).

Valuing the Vulnerable is the theme of the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2017 - Warwickshire News

Our partners at Warwickshire County Council have informed us of the news that the theme behind the Director of Public Health's annual report, which was released on Wednesday 6th September, is vulnerability and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The report, which is released annually by the Director of Public Health, informs local people about the health of their community, as well as providing necessary information for decision makers in the local public sector on health gaps, health inequalities and priorities that need to be addressed.

Warning over power of attorney risks - BBC News

BBC News reports that a retired senior judge, Denzil Lush, has warned of the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney sysytem in England and Wales.

The dictionary describes a Power of Attorney as, "the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matter." A Power of Attorney is usually put in place when a person is no longer able to make such decisions.

A power of attorney can, Mr Lush warns, have a "devastating" effect on family relationships. In a new foreword to his book, he says the "lack of transparency causes suspicions and concerns which tend to rise in a crescendo and eventually explode".

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