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.
Care Act Easements
Information for volunteers
- Salford CVS - be a good neighbour and volunteering
- 7 Minute Briefing on Safeguarding for Volunteers
- 7 Minute Briefing on Safeguarding for Volunteers (Plain text)
- Safeguarding Fact Sheet for Volunteers
Information for Care Homes
- Care homes, vulnerable people and older people
- Helping to Prevent Infection - A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes
- MCA/DOLs Guidance for Care Homes (PDF, 673kb)
Information for Carers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details of all the latest news from Salford Safeguarding Adults Board.