News articles and updates

The below captures some of the latest articles, research and news that is relevant to Adult Safeguarding.

Safe Spaces – Supporting survivors of church-related abuse

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Safe Spaces – Supporting survivors of church-related abuse

Safe Spaces work to support anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or abused as a result of their relationship with the Church of England, the Catholic Church of England and Wales, or the Church of Wales. They provide a free service available to survivors of church-related abuse in need of support. For more information on Safe Spaces, please take a moment to look at the resources provided below.


Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness Guidance

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness Guidance

The LGA have released a guidance written by Professor Michael Preston-Shoot which explores adult safeguarding and homelessness.

The publication was updated in August 2021 to highlight the lessons learnt from the response to the pandemic. The guidance update touches on how the pandemic exposed the large social disparities in the state whilst simultaneously proving how great an impact can be made when national social policies are met with strong support and investment from central government. To access the adult safeguarding and homelessness guidance, click on the link.

Achieving Best Practice in Adult Safeguarding: Adult Family Violence

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Adult Family Violence 

Watch our animation about recognising Adult Family Violence

Safeguarding Adults Review: George

George is a 52-year-old man, with a learning disability and agoraphobia who lived with his younger brother Andrew, who also acted as his main carer.  In late 2019, Andrew set fire to the family home. George was supported by a neighbour to evacuate the property. Due to the extent of the fire damage, George was unable to return to his home. The learning from this independent review centres on the importance of professional curiosity and good information sharing.  The review also highlights the importance of understanding Adult Family Violence as a form of domestic abuse within families  

Read the full SAR Report here or check out the 7-minute briefing.


To support those working in this area, a masterclass was held in 2020 which aimed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to understand the context and  prevalence of Adult Family Violence (AFV), assess the impact of AFV, and signpost those impacted by the issue to relevant local services and pathways. The recording of this masterclass is now available as a permanent resource and can be accessed here [2.5 hours – staff can watch at their own pace].  


Find out more: 

Home Office, 2016. Home office - Domestic Homicide Reviews - Key Findings From Analysis Of Domestic Homicide Reviews. (December 2016).

London Safeguarding Voices Group - your voice is important to us

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Are you someone with lived experience of adult safeguarding processes who wants to make a difference? Or do you work with someone who may be interested in sharing their experiences to help make our work more person-centred?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

The London Safeguarding Adults Board want to ensure that the voices of people with lived experience of adult safeguarding are at the heart of Safeguarding governance and practice across London. To do this, they are bringing together three people with lived experience of Safeguarding from each local Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) to join their new regional London Safeguarding Voices Group (LSVG).

Who are they looking for?

We are seeking people from all walks of life, with differing levels and types of lived experience of Safeguarding, either personally, as a family member or a Carer. You may not have been involved with anything like this before and this will be your opportunity to make a real difference to future safeguarding practices in London. Specifically:

  • You live or work in London or have an adult relative being cared for in London.
  • You have experience of Safeguarding either personally or as a family member or a Carer.
  • You are committed and passionate about improving outcomes for adults who are at risk of being abused, meaning that people will get a better experience and results to their lives.
  • You are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You will know how to use and have access to IT equipment and Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and other packages (Note: the LSVG are happy to discuss your computer/ IT needs and support where possible)

What will the role involve?

This is a voluntary role, and you will be invited attend monthly virtual LSVG meetings. Each meeting will last for 90 minutes and take place via Zoom. The meetings will enable you to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the LSVG work Programme. The London SAB promise that you will be supported to ensure you have the confidence to make a meaningful contribution and that you enjoy the experience.

What will you get from the role?

By joining the LSVG, you will have the opportunity to contribute to:

  1. Influencing the Making Safeguarding Personal Regional Agenda
  2. Influencing safeguarding practices across London
  3. Developing safeguarding services for the future
  4. Improving people’s experience of safeguarding

You will also get access to adult safeguarding training delivered by an approved trainer, with certification upon successful completion.

You can also hear from current members of the LSVG, by watching this new animation.

To find out more about representing Lambeth at the LSVG, contact We also ask all our partners to share in their networks and to think about anyone they work with who might like to get involved.

Easy-read information about the role is also available here.