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Carrying on an old family tradition Leeds Alcohol Awareness week 2017

Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems. Not just … Continue reading

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Plan to Change – helping people help themselves – experts by experience

How do you design and test a system that can empower people with multiple and complex needs to help themselves and find the services to help with their recovery?  By using an Asset Based Community Development approach to engage and … Continue reading

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Trust your instinct – be part of World Day against Human Trafficking

It is a shocking thing to realise but slavery still exists. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – a criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances … Continue reading

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Keep on spreading the word about safeguarding and protecting

In his latest ‘Deputy Blog’, Dennis Holmes talks about the recent ‘Doing nothing is not an option’ safeguarding campaign. Did you see them? The prevention of adult abuse campaign took to the streets over the summer with posters and banners … Continue reading

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Talking about safeguarding adults

As part of the Government’s ‘Making sure the Care Act works’ consultation, an event was recently held in Leeds bringing together key professionals across the city to discuss various elements relating to safeguarding adults. We asked Dr Paul Kingston, independent … Continue reading

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Reduce harm by raising the alarm…

“Twenty years ago an adult slapping a young child was acceptable.  Today it would cause a major outcry”.  Dr Paul Kingston, Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Staffordshire University and chair of the Leeds Safeguarding Adult Board, insists that “…only … Continue reading

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Safeguarding – it’s everyone’s business…

Question: Do you know someone who is elderly; someone who has mental health problems; a learning or physical disability or someone who is vulnerable? Question: Would you care if something cruel was happening to them? If your answer is yes, … Continue reading

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