The following resources are free-to-access. They cover some specific areas of safeguarding practice which complement the core course content offered by the Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Adult Exploitation Awareness
A short video produced by the Safeguarding Adults Unit at Newcastle City Council to raise awareness of adult exploitation and how to respond.
Counter-terrorism (including Prevent)
There are four free e-learning courses offered by the Government related to counter-terrorism. These e-learning courses are certificated.
|Prevent Awareness training for all staff
|Prevent Referral training for those involved in giving advice or possibly making prevent referrals
|Channel Awareness training for anyone asked to take part in Channel, wants to know more about Channel or just wants to complete all the training available to them
|Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness e-learning for anyone (including the public) who wants to become a Counter Terrorism Citizen. Learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and understand what to do in the event of a major incident.
This short film is from the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC), it discusses the County Lines methodology and how this is impacting children and vulnerable adults, partners, law enforcement and society.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Recognising and preventing FGM e-learning is available for professionals with safeguarding responsibilities from the Home Office. It gives an introduction to FGM and the action you must take to protect girls who may be at risk. You need to register to access the e-learning: https://fgmelearning.vc-enable.co.uk/Register/ (Please select “Tyne and Wear” as location). This e-learning is certificated.
The Home Office have also produced an extensive FGM Resource Pack.
A cross-partnership project has produced two animations on home takeover (sometimes referred to as home invasion or cuckooing). The animations are a joint effort across the Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board, The Newcastle Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Safe Newcastle Board, as well as input from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. There are two versions of the animations, one aimed at professionals and one aimed at young people (to be used in schools, year 7 and above).
Young people version:
Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) have produced a short video to encourage the social care sector to consider how the LPS will seek to promote practice which aligns with human rights and the core principles and duties of the Care Act 2014.
Making a good safeguarding adults referral
One hour webinar which covers:
- Reminder of the criteria for making a safeguarding adults referral
- Involvement of the adult at risk, consent and information sharing considerations
- Other referral pathways and escalation of concerns
- What happens once a safeguarding adults referral has been submitted
- Signposting to guidance and resources that will assist referrers
Please note you will need to download the slides to access the hyperlinks used on this webinar:
National Referral Mechanism
This short film is from the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) on the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) including the process, when to apply and how decisions are made. The NRM is a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support.
National Review into the murders of Arthur and Star
Webinar slides and recording: In June 2022, the Child Practice Safeguarding Review Panel hosted five webinars about the national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. We would like to thank everyone who attended. Over 1,500 people engaged in the sessions with lively Q&A and debate. Watch the recording here and download a summary of the key issues discussed:
Friends Against Scams offer two awareness raising options where anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and loved ones.
Watch the short awareness raising film below or access some longer e-learning here: https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning?xCmd=start
Section 45 Defence (Modern Slavery Act) Awareness
This short film from the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) offers an insight and awareness around the Section 45 defence often linked to County Lines.
Self-neglect and hoarding
This short animation from Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board is about responding to self-neglect. For further information on self-neglect in Newcastle, please read our Self-Neglect Practice Guidance
A Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board film to raise awareness of hoarding and to guide professionals on what kinds of interventions seem to work the best so that the people affected (both the person who hoards and other people whose lives this impacts upon) get the support that they need.