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Safeguarding and Coronavirus

Due to the current concerns about coronavirus and guidance from the government, many people are having to stay at home to protect themselves and to prevent spreading the coronavirus.  Many services are currently operating in different ways.  Unfortunately, this does mean that some people are more isolated than they normally are and potentially at an increased risk of abuse or neglect during this time.  We have provided some additional information below that relates to safeguarding at the current time. 


Safeguarding and Section 42 cases      Department of Health - Care Act easements

Care Act Easements

Information for volunteers

Information for Care Homes

Domestic Abuse 

Information for Carers

Mental Health 

BAME community

NESTAC (New Step for African Communities) are a charity working to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester. 

Covid-19 advice and support service for the BAME community 

Suicide

These times are especially difficult for some members of our community.  If a person is at immediate risk of harm to themselves or others and need help from a mental health professional then you/they should contact 999 or go the nearest hospital A&E department and ask to see a mental health worker.

 If they are not at immediate risk advise them to make an appointment with their GP practice. GP practices in Salford are still open, but they may have changed the way people can get an appointment.

 Shining a Light on Suicide provides support for people feeling suicidal, bereaved by suicide or supporting somebody feeling suicidal.

 They can also contact Samaritans - Tel: 116 123 (free to call) / Email: jo@samaritans.org (response time to email 24hrs) .  Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day.

 Papyrus HOPELINEUK – Tel: 0800 068 4141/ Text: 07860039967 / Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

HOPELINEUK is a confidential suicide prevention helpline service for young people, open 9am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and 2pm-10pm bank holidays. For anyone thinking about suicide or for anyone concerned about a young person.

Scams

Unfortunately some criminals are using the current situation to scam people.  Salford Council has been raising awareness through social media channels. They have also written to over 4000 more vulnerable residents who are less likely to access social media to make them aware.

Salford City Council coronavirus scams advice

Friends against Scams  is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which is encouraging people to complete their online training and become a ‘Friend against scams’.  There is also lots of helpful information about scams on their website.

Fake NHS Vaccine Scam infosheet  - A fake NHS SMS message is being circulcated with a link which takes people to a website that asks them for personal information.

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