The Southend Safeguarding Partnership will locate advice on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
We also recommend the following sites for information:
Southend Safeguarding Partnership are aware of the amount of guidance and new policy being made available during the period of self isolation and social distancing. A weekly bulletin (see key downloads on this page) is being produced, capturing the advice that comes across our radar. Bulletins 1- 41 can be found under the Downloads & Resources Tab of this website.
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 something! Please 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.
If you would like any more information, please contact us: [email protected]
Adult Safeguarding: General
Please share this material (including the infographic) that has been designed on show to protect yourself and others from coronavirus scams.
Click here for:
- Social media pack – please share on all your platforms (Word)
- Social media pack – please share on all your platforms (PDF)
- Coronavirus postcard/Infographic – this is printable and shareable via social media or email
- Letter template – for partners who want to contact people in vulnerable situations in their area. Please add your own logos and contact information and edit as you wish.
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.
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.
- Click here for the social media graphic – Home shouldn’t mean at risk.
- Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse (published 29 March 2020)
- Guidance from SafeLives | Staying safe during COVID-19 A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse
- Alcohol and Domestic Abuse in the Context of COVID-19 Restrictions. A briefing paper from Alcohol Change UK.