COVID-19

The Southend Safeguarding Partnership will locate advice on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

We also recommend the following sites for information:

 COVID-19 Bulletins

Southend Safeguarding Partnership are aware of the amount of guidance and new policy that is being made available during the period of self isolation and social distancing. A weekly bulletin is being produced that captures the advice that comes across our radar. (see downloads section)

Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers

There is a “Southend Safeguarding Partnership” leaflet in the downloads section that we encourage you to make sure every volunteer has a copy. * Our thanks to Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board for use of their leaflet

 The message is simple – if you see something, say somethingPlease also encourage volunteers to watch this 3 minute video – Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers video produced by Waltham Forest Council* – for basic information on safeguarding adults and how to raise a concern. * Our thanks to Waltham Forest Council for use of their video.

Guidance:  Safeguarding and DBS Factsheet (here), and FAQs (here) is designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time.

If you would like any more information, please contact us: [email protected] 

Adult Safeguarding: General

Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis | Social Care Centre of Excellence

Coronavirus scams

The National Trading Standards Scam Team have produced a social media pack alongside their press release and a letter template on Coronavirus scams. 

Please share this material (including the infographic) that has been designed on show to protect yourself and others from coronavirus scams.

Click here for:

 Care Homes

Public Health England has produced guidance for residential care providers for support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19.

Click here for: COVID-19: guidance on residential care provision (Updated 19 March 2020).

Domestic abuse

On the 11th April 2020 the Home Office launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting that if anyone is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available. The campaign, under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, will aim to reassure those affected by domestic abuse that support services remain available during this difficult time. Click here for the Govt tweet which provides a short animated slide with the following message contained:

 At home shouldn’t mean at risk. If you or someone you know is suffering from #DomesticAbuse, isolation rules do not apply. Police response & support services remain available. Find support at http://gov.uk/domestic-abuse or call 999 if you are in immediate danger. #YouAreNotAlone.

Support is available at:

 COMPASS: Tel: 0330 333 7444 or visit www.essexcompass.org.uk

We are asking all NSAB partners and supporters to use this material on the social media platforms.