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National Safeguarding Adults Week 15th November to 21st November

Safeguarding Adults Week took place from 15-21 November and gave an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues.

ERSAB worked with Hull Safeguarding Adults Board to put on several workshops on topics such as Suicide Prevention, Hoarding, Modern Slavery, Fraud Prevention, Professional Curiosity, Care Standards and much more.  

More information can be found by clicking below national-safeguarding-adults-week-2021 

This year’s theme was ‘Creating Safer Cultures’ and each day of the national week there was a different topic to focus on which led to conversations taking place around the theme of creating safer cultures within the East Riding.

The Public Health Community Bus will visited towns within the East Riding with Safeguarding experts available to talk about safeguarding issues and hand out leaflets regarding support available.  

East Riding Learning Disability Partnership Board

Inclusion North is holding a meeting and would like people with a Learning Disability and their supporters to attend.  The meeting is to talk about starting a new advocacy group in the East Riding.  This means people with a learning disability will have a better voice and can share with the East Riding Learning Disability Partnership Board what services are working well are what aren't.  

Please see attached flyer for details on how to book a place:

Flyer (253kb)

Domestic Servitude Animation

The real-life story of a survivor of domestic servitude has become the inspiration behind of a new online animation aimed at the communities of West Yorkshire.

Launched to coincide with UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, it highlights the signs, raises awareness, and encourages reporting of this hidden crime.

The key aims of the animation are to highlight the signs, raise awareness and encourage reporting of this hidden crime. 

  1. Domestic servitude typically involves victims working in a private family home where they are ill-treated, humiliated, subjected to unbearable conditions or working hours and made to work for little or no pay.
  2. The team from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Hope for Justice, the Modern Slavery Organised Immigration Crime Programme and West Yorkshire Police have collaborated with locally based Fettle Animation to develop the content, which follows the journey of a young woman moving from her home country to the UK.
  3. We know that domestic servitude is one of the least identified exploitation types of modern slavery in the UK, accounting for almost 8% of reports behind labour, sexual and criminal exploitation.
  4. This does not mean that it is necessarily less common, but because it literally occurs behind closed doors, it isn’t identified or recorded.
  5. The victim could be used by their own family members or partner, who often use their position of power as control, making threats of even withholding a passport.
  6. With the anonymised animation depicting the actual experience of a survivor, it has a very strong emotional connection, which we hope will both confront the issue head on and prompt greater reporting.
  7. Over the last two years, there has been a specific increase in reports of domestic servitude within West Yorkshire, indicating women from Pakistan and Bangladesh are being brought to the UK and exploited in domestic homes.  

A toolkit in support of the domestic servitude animation is available also for organisations to use. The toolkit includes links to the videos, stills from the video, suggested social media messages and key messages. As well as English, the animation has been translated into Urdu, Punjabi, and Bengali with subtitles. More information is available from our dedicated webpage below.


VCSE Safeguarding Training Courses

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are offering VCSE Safeguarding Training Course Programme are pleased to offer the following FREE programme of virtual training courses, aimed at the voluntary and community sector, to ensure participants are up-to-date with Safeguarding Practices and have the policies to reflect this.

The courses will be delivered via Zoom.  For further information or to book a place please email:-  hnf-tr.vcssafeguarding@nhs.net with name of course you wish to book in the title, with a full name and contact information of those who wish to book a place - courses will be allocated in order of contacts received.

List of Courses

Creating a Safeguarding Culture 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have produced a document on creating a Safeguarding Culture.

Safeguarding adults in care homes means protecting their right to live in safety and acting to prevent abuse and neglect. Working together to achieve this is everyone’s responsibility.

The new quick guide provides concise practical guidance on how to develop a positive culture that encourages open conversations about safeguarding. Registered managers of care homes may find this resource useful. 

The quick guide includes advice on:

The guidance is available to download here 

  • Safeguarding policy
  • Systems and procedures
  • Whistleblowing (speaking out)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Management and Supervision

 #LookCloser to spot and report signs of exploitation

Young people are being exploited and are losing hope, but it's not always obvious. Our #LookCloser campaign, developed in partnership with the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre and British Transport Police, encourages everyone to le arn the signs of child exploitation and how to report it if worried. Please see the Children's Society website which has more information


Look Closer professional Briefing

Look Closer A5 Poster

Look Closer information slides

Launch of new counter terrorism website actearly.uk

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists. 

 Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. 

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.  They can help if you act early. You won't be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.   

To find out more about how to help someone close to you 


This guidance is to support health professionals to safely ask patients about Domestic Abuse (DA) in virtual settings for example: on the telephone, or online.

Click here for Five Rs of Asking About Domestic Abuse

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