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Keeping safe from scams during COVID-19
Safeguarding Information for Volunteers
Domestic Abuse Support
Child Protection Conferences
Friends Against Scams have published the following information about on keeping safe from scams.
Here are just some of the scams we are aware of, but please note that criminals come in all shapes and sizes and can contact you at the door, by phone, post or online:
Tips to avoid being scammed:
To learn more about different types of scams and how to protect yourself and others, visit www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk and complete the free online training.
Friends Against Scams have also published this helpful leaflet
Walsall’s communities, and the voluntary, community and faith organisations which work alongside them are already playing a significant role in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and supporting those most vulnerable to the impact. We are blessed with active communities and strong community organisations already working hard to ensure support is available to those who need it.
One Walsall is working alongside Walsall Council to support and coordinate the community response, and to provide guidance and advice to local community action.
The Council’s approach is to develop a coronavirus response hub in each locality, building on the work of the existing ‘Making Connections’ programme Hubs. Four locality hubs have now been set up to help vulnerable residents in the Walsall borough, with 300 volunteers already coming forward. More information will be shared over the coming days, but please see the attached flyer to learn more.
If you want to become a volunteer please click here
Safeguarding Leaflet for Volunteer when visiting Vulnerable Adults - 2
For domestic abuse support in Walsall call
Black Country Women’s Aid 01922 649569
With the revised Government advice regarding social distancing, like others, the Safeguarding & Review Service have been considering how they can best continue to deliver the service.
There are currently a significant number of the team who must work from home due to underlying health conditions. Since Tuesday the service has also experienced a number of parents, foster carers and other professionals who are unable to come to meetings because they are self-isolating.
In these circumstances all the conferences (ICPC and RCPC) will now take place virtually. This will enable the Conference Chairs and Review Coordinators to be able to continue to make a positive contribution to supporting decision making in relation to children and their plans.
In light of this new way of working, the requirement for every practitioner to ensure that they have shared their report with parents and, where appropriate, the child, the Conference Chair and the child’s social worker prior to the conference and in accordance with the Safeguarding Partnership Procedures is absolutely critical.
The service have a number of options available to enable parents, children and professionals to engage with the process and are currently exploring a conference call facility to assist with this. In any event, the Conference Chairs will always begin and end the conference by speaking with the parents and if it is appropriate to do so with the child.
The service also recognises that as the current situation develops we will need to keep these current arrangements under review therefore updates will be shown on this page.
Additional Safeguarding Resources can be found below: