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How to stop the spread of coronavirus – April 2021


Humberside Police have issued a notice regarding a series of Covid-19 related text message scams that are currently in circulation, along with the contact details for Action Fraud for reporting purposes.

Quick Comms vaccine scam


Mencap have produced an easy read leaflet in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine.  Vaccines mencap easy read


Christmas bubble rules

Have a listen to this poem by adults with care and support needs, thanking the community response in North Lincolnshire during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please follow this link for all the most up to date information and advice from the government

Please follow this link for North Lincolnshire Council information, advice and updates.

There are also a number of easy read posters and leaflets which can be accessed from the links below:



Safeguarding conferences

We are very pleased to present the recordings from our Safeguarding Conference – “Listen to me and hear my voice!”

The conference took place as a virtual event on 11 November 2020. It was co-produced and presented by a group of adults with lived experience and professionals from partner organisations.

The group of adults have also produced three guides for professionals based on the key themes of the conference, which are available below.

We hope you enjoy the conference videos!

Safeguarding Adults Conference | Listen to me and hear my voice (Part 1) – YouTube

Safeguarding Adults Conference | Listen to me and hear my voice (Part 2) – YouTube

Safeguarding Adults Conference | Listen to me and hear my voice (Part 3) – YouTube


Guide for professionals – loneliness

Guide for professionals – cuckooing

Guide for professionals – fraud and financial abuse


Thank you to all those who attended the conference and completed the feedback survey.  The responses have been overwhelmingly positive – here you can view the SAB Conference feedback presentation


Conference 2020 trailer

SAB conference poster

“What does safeguarding mean to me?”

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this fantastic piece of work ‘What does Safeguarding mean to me?’

We showcased the video at our Annual conference on 5 October 2018 where it received an overwhelming amount of praise.

You can click and see it for yourselves  Enjoy!


The Conference

This year we centred our annual conference around an Appreciate Inquiry model and approach and looked at ‘Seriously Good Safeguarding Practice’.

Joel Cooper, guest illustrator, joined us and helped us to visualise the key themes and learning from the day

Take a look at the fantastic artwork from the day Illustration 1 Illustration 2

You can view our ‘What does safeguarding mean to me?’  here

We received some wonderful feedback from delegates such as:

  • “What an amazing day, everything was so relevant, the video was just perfect and the workshops were so informative and enjoyable”
  • “Thought provoking, well managed and excellent speakers.  Well done”
  • “Found the day very informative on future plans and what we have done so far.  All the guest speakers provided good subject matter. Good opportunity to network”

Read the full report here – SAB Conference Evaluation


Dr Lindsey Pike (RiPfA) SARs presentation

LeDeR – Premature mortality and Safeguarding – John Trevains (NHS England)

Lisa Smith (RiPfA) – North Lincs Conference Presentation


Questions and Answers

Q: What is RiPfA please?

A: Research in Practice for Adults –

Our aim is to support people working in social care and health to improve outcomes for adults, their families and carers.

We bring together academic research, practice expertise and the experiences of people accessing services to enable professionals across the sector to make evidence-informed decisions about the design and delivery of Adults’ Services.

Find out more by visiting


Q: Can you give us some information about the SAR library?

A: More information can be found by following the link SAR library


Q: How can we truly assess capacity in cases of coercive control?

A: There are some excellent coercive control resources available online.  Follow the link Coercive control resources


Q: Is there a pathway of care identified for alcohol/drug addictions?

A: Yes there a number of pathways of care in North Lincolnshire.

Public Health commission the local substance misuse service in North Lincs – Addaction Professionals refer individuals for treatment, which includes assigning a keyworker, interventions, psychosocial support, group support or specialist prescribing. Service users can refer themselves as well.  Addaction is located on High Street Scunthorpe – telephone number 01724 857633

In complex cases where the individual cannot be accommodated within current community protocols and has exhausted all community offers. At this point they are assessed for specialist inpatient detox and/or residential rehab. This is specialist to substance misuse and is mapped against National Treatment Agency criteria for tier 4 treatment.

North Lincolnshire also hold a Complex case panel which is a forum for professionals and partners to discuss complex cases involving substance misuse and to support the professionals to manage risks and signpost to other/appropriate agencies.


Q: Who refers cases into the LeDeR  programme and are the cases published?

A: Anyone can refer a case into the programme.  The individual cases are not published. For more information please follow the link


Q: Would you agree that the core issue is not valuing people with Learning Disabilities and their rights equally – if so, how can this be tackled?

A: is a link to an exhibition of Human Rights and people with Learning Disability and people with Autism.


Q: Which of the programmes you’re running is making the most difference?

A: All the programmes are making a difference and an impact.  LeDeR and STOMP are at the forefront of awareness at the moment.  Read more by following the links and


Our work with RiPfA

In 2018 we teamed up with RiPfA on a project to look at how North Lincolnshire SAB can move towards an Appreciative Inquiry approach of working and learning.  Partners were encouraged to share good safeguarding practice and positive learning case studies, we  also visited service users and community forums to gain their insight and experiences of safeguarding.  RiPfA attended the 2018 Annual Conference and worked with delegates to identify what success would look like.  All of the case studies, interviews, workshops, visual interpretations and discussions have culminated in 3 reports (staff briefing, executive summary and the full report) and a number of recommendations to take forward in our Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022.

RiPfA AI SAB Staff Briefing


Useful links

The guest speakers offered up a number of useful links to websites and resources:

Coercive control resources – exhibition of Human Rights and people with Learning Disabilities and people with autism

SAR library

BBC Radio 4 programme on ‘Transforming care – is it working?’


What next?…

The SAB Prevention & Propotionality group have produced an Appreciative Inquiry prompt to promote the continuation of good practice in safeguarding adults in North Lincolnshire.

Appreciative Inquiry – guide to good practice


Important documents

Safeguarding Concern FormIf you would like to report a Safeguarding Concern you can download this form or Easy read – Tell someone and be safe referral form and submit an electronic referral by emailing the team at


North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board have also produced a Your safeguarding leaflet – easy read  to explain the safeguarding enquiry process, who is leading on your enquiry and how to contact them.


SAB Strategic Plan 2019 – 22 – Our Strategic Plan lays out our shared goals and vision over the next three years. It covers how the Board will focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect as well as making sure that organisations work together to keep people safe when abuse has occurred; giving people choice, control and involvement. It emphasises our focus on the underlying principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’.


NLSAB Partnership Agreement During 2019 North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board members produced a Partnership Agreement, signed by each partner’s Organisational Lead, replacing the former Memorandum of Understanding.


The North Lincolnshire Multi-agency Policy & Procedures is a multi-agency document endorsed by the Safeguarding Adults Board and is for use by professionals within Adult Social Care.

(last updated 24 June 2021)


Managing allegations against people in a position of trust (PiPoT) policy

(last updated March 2021)

Vulnerable Adults Risk Management (VARM) Policy & Guidance


Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report

The LSAB Annual Report outlines the activities the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board has undertaken to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for the strategic development and oversight of adult safeguarding across North Lincolnshire. The Report highlights the Board’s progress and achievement in delivering the priorities and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan.

SAB Annual Report 2019 – 2020



Easy Read documents

If you would like to report a Safeguarding Concern you can download Easy read – Tell someone and be safe referral form and submit an electronic referral by emailing the team at


Our Easy Read Safeguarding Adults Booklet explains what abuse is and how you can get help.

Your safeguarding leaflet explains the safeguarding enquiry process, who will be leading on your enquiry and how to contact them.


The SAB have been working alongside a group of adults with the lived experience to produce a number of easy read documents including a Mate Crime leaflet


An Easy Read guide to staying safe online and on social media can be downloaded for free from

Social Media Charter (Easy Read)

Social Media Poster (Easy Read)


Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Leaflets and useful resources

Our Stop Abuse Leaflet explains what abuse is and how to get help.


Our Stop Abuse Poster explains what abuse is and how to get help.


Making Safeguarding Personal in its simplest form is about putting the adult at the centre of everything during the safeguarding enquiry, from the beginning to the very end. It engages the adult in conversation about how best to respond to their safeguarding situation in a way that enhances, involvement, choice and control as well as improving quality of life, well-being and safety.

Making Safeguarding Personal is about seeing people as experts in their own lives and working alongside them.

MSP – Audio visual resources

Your safeguarding leaflet – easy read

The majority of people enjoy accessing the internet whether for connecting with long distance friends and relatives, for the ease of online shopping or to access information and advice from your home or while out and about. There are, however, a number of risks that come from using the internet and social media such as; identifty theft, fraud, cyberbullying and grooming.  We can protect ourselves from these risks in the following ways:

  • Never give out private details to anyone you don’t know – especially in chatrooms or forums where it can be viewed by anyone
  • Avoid publishing identifiable information, such as your birthday, address or phone number
  • Never agree to let websites save sensitive information, such as bank card details
  • Use strong passwords with numbers and symbols
  • Never open email attachments from anyone you don’t know
  • Be aware of fake friend requests and posts or emails inviting you to visit other pages or websites.
  • Keep up-to-date anti-virus, spyware, adware and ransomeware software on your devices
  • Keep an up-to-date firewall on your device
  • Only let your friends view social media posts by using appropriate privacy features
  • Avoid meeting someone you have met online in person – you never know who they really are. If you do decide to meet them, arrange to meet in a very public place and bring a friend along.
  • Never reveal private information on unsecured wifi networks
  • Never share sexually explicit content with people online – even if you think it’s being shared privately.   can provide advice and information on how to protect yourself and your family online.

Humberside Police have published guides on how to protect yourself on Social Media

Using Social Media Responsibly

How to change Privacy Settings

How do I block a Profile.

You can report unwanted or unpleasant Social Media posts or pages to Humberside Police by clicking the corresponding Social Media icon on the bottom of their Protect yourself on Social Media page.

Internet safety advice for parents can be found on the North Lincolnshire LSCB website

North Lincolnshire Council’s Social Media Charter leaflet can be viewed and downloaded here


The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is delivered by the University of Bristol and commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.

The aims of the programme are to:

  1. Support the improvements in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with Learning Disabilities
  2. Help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities for people with Learning Disabilities.

The LeDeR programme supports local areas in England to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities (aged four years and over) using a standardised review process. The team based at the university also provides support to local areas to take forward any lessons learned in the reviews to make improvements to service provision.

The LeDeR programme also collates and shares anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and practice improvements.

Read more about the programme at

The LeDeR annual report 2018 is now available

In 2018 North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board invited John Trevains, from NHS England, to the Annual Conference to speak about the LeDeR programme.  View the presentation here LeDeR – Premature mortality and Safeguarding – John Trevains (NHS England)

There are a number of useful links and resources available for professionals and families relating to Learning Disabilities. – exhibition of Human Rights and people with Learning Disabilities and people with autism

Learning Disability – constipation-resources for professionals

Learning Disability – constipation-resources for families-carers

Recognising deterioration poster

In June 2019 NLSAB members participated in a Learning Disabilities themed development session, linking Learning Disabilities Week (17 – 23 June 2019), the publication of LeDeR Annual Report and the BBC Panorama documentary relating to Whorlton Hall, County Durham.  You can view the presentations here:

NLSAB LeDeR Presentation

NLSAB Whorlton Hall, County Durham


Links to other sites of interest and useful documents

The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which was set up in 2015 to investigate organisations and institutions which failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Truth Project was set up for the victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting, it is hoped that learning from the past will help build a better future.


Adult Information Hub – – Your ‘go to’ website for information and advice in North Lincolnshire on:

  • Helping people to live independently
  • Support for carers
  • Online assessments
  • Guides to paying for care
  • Online stores to shop for independent living equipment, aids and services
  • Groups and activities in your area–2