Safeguarding News and Updates
Last updated: 12/10/2021
It’s still business as usual for safeguarding!
If you have any concerns about a child please call the SPA/MASH on 01628 683150 or email MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk.
If your concern is about an adult please call the Advice and Information Team on 01628 683744.
Outside of working hours contact the Emergency Duty Service for both adults and children on 01344 786543.
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72% of Royal Borough residents aged 18+ have had both doses. For the first dose only, it's 83%.
Ages 20 to 24 in the borough are overtaking ages 25 to 39 in having their first jab. And we've already seen a good number of local 16 and 17- year-olds come forward for their first dose.
Yesterday, central government published vaccine information for children and young people aged 12 to 15 years.
The NHS continues to run walk-in vaccination clinics across the borough. See details about these walk-in centres on the Frimley CCG website. Please note the dates and times for these in the coming week tend to be updated at the beginning of that week. Alternatively, manage your jabs via the national booking system.
The reality, sadly, even double-jabbed you can still catch the virus and still pass it on, but you're far less likely to become seriously ill or suffer Long Covid. Local hospital admissions for Covid are still low but are slowing increasing.
Are you working with a family where neglect is an issue?
This learning brief uses key learning for improvement actions and asks a series of questions for you to consider. You can look at them in supervision, in a team meeting or on your own in a quiet moment. They should enable reflection on the work you are undertaking with these families with the aim of improving practice and the outcomes for these families. To view the learning brief, please click here.
Quarterly Prevent National Newsletter – October 2021
This newsletter will serve to keep you up to date on the latest issues regarding Prevent delivery in the local government sector, and, while it is largely aimed at local government colleagues, we are more than happy for it to be distributed to anyone working in or alongside Prevent in any specified authority.
This quarter’s newsletter includes updates on:
- Shooting in Plymouth and Incel Ideologies
- New Security Minister
- New Community Events Handbook
- Autism-Spectrum Disorders and Terrorism Paper
- Prevent Information Sharing Guidance for the Health Sector
- Department for Education Research on Children’s Social Care
- Manchester Arena Inquiry – Volume 1: Security for the Area
- Technical Issues with the Prevent Awareness e-Learning
We hope you find the newsletter useful. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions.