News articles and updates

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

Consenting to the Covid-19 Vaccine: Guides

The Mental Capacity Act Subgroup and Community Reference Group have created guidance to support both professionals and service users when considering the Covid-19 vaccine for someone who may not have capacity to consent. These are available to download here: 


Making Safeguarding Personal in Lambeth

Key messages for MSP

We want to ensure the principle of Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is embedded in all that we do in Lambeth. All professionals need to feel confident about what MSP means and how to apply this in practice.

The Community Reference Group undertook a project in 2020 to find out what adult safeguarding means to people, using a combination of online survey and telephone interviews. 

This report sets out in detail what our respondents told us, and their feedback has reinforced some key messages for practice.

You can read the full report here






Latest news and updates from the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board

The latest edition of the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board newsletter has been published.

The January Board was split in to two sections to help relieve pressure on our partners. This newsletter includes: 

  • updates on how the mental capacity act applies to Covid-19 testing and vaccination, 
  • the latest Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) training programme,
  • a link to recently published analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews in England 
  • a reminder on the importance of timely information sharing 

For all this and more, please see our full update below.

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The truth about disability hate crime

Hardcore productions promotion of film

On 20th Jan, the BBC broadcast a film written and directed by disabled filmmaker Richard Butchins which reveals the abuse and aggression faced by disabled people in everyday life, from verbal name-calling to violent physical attacks. The film features a wide range of testimony from survivors themselves, and it available to view on iPlayer.

Disability Hate Crimes and should be reported to the Police. You can also get support from Lambeth's Hate Crime Reporting Centre at We Are 336; to find out more, call 020 7735 5656.