News articles and updates

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

Adult Safeguarding and homelessness

The Local Government Association and ADASS have published a briefing on positive practice in adult safeguarding and homelessness.

The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.

This is a complex area of safeguarding adults’ practice. It requires an integrated whole system response. The intention is that the briefing will support and improve practice and encourage debate about policy and service development.

The briefing includes reference to pathways developed in Lambeth, as well as lessons learnt from SAR Yi.

The full briefing is available to download from the LGA website.

Making your wishes known

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At a time when a lot of people will be thinking through the implications of falling ill to COVID-19, it may be useful to support people to consider what interventions they would not desire to have, should they lose decision-making capacity.

Compassion in Dying have released new information on how to make your wishes known if you get coronavirus.

If you have an opinion about what you would or would not want to happen to you, it’s really important to tell your family and doctor, and write it down. It’s much better to do this now, while you have time to think about it and are able to talk to those close to you than when you are seriously ill.






If you see something, say something

Waltham Forest Council have made a short video with key messages for volunteers to help raise awareness of safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers have an important role to play in safeguarding.

If you see something, say something.

For more resources and local Lambeth services, visit our information page.


Lambeth Council gives funding to domestic violence charity

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Lambeth Council has given funding to domestic violence charity Refuge to help workers connect with victims during the Covid-19 outbreak, with money going towards laptops for workers to increase their ability to connect and provide help to victims as the country isolates.

Councillor Ed Davie, Lambeth’s cabinet member for health and adult social care, said the council wanted to support organisations which work to protect people.