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DBS Refresher Event
Friday 29 March
This event aims to raise awareness of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and their role in helping employers to make safer recruitment decisions. The session will act as a refresher for staff already trained and a good introduction the role and scope of the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Safeguarding Awareness Week
Monday 26 - Friday 30 November
This week we are running a series of messages around safeguarding on the Durham County Council's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Please help us spread the message by sharing/retweeting them to your own audiences. If you have important safeguarding messages of your own, please include that hashtag and it will help your message reach a wider audience.
Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29
Open Market Event in Durham Room, County Hall, Durham 10.00am-4.00pm: a number of our partners will be holding stalls full of information on a range of safeguarding subjects.
Practitioners' event in County Hall, Durham: a number of presentations will take place throughout the day relating to safeguarding. You can find out more details and book online:
- Modern slavery - 10.00am
- Counter terrorism - 11.30am
- Carers' rights - 1.00pm
- Halo Project, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence - 2.15pm
- Domestic violence, abuse and neglect - 3.30pm
Financial abuse event
The Safeguarding Adults Board and Safe Durham Partnership held an event focussing on financial abuse, to raise awareness of a range of issues, including internet and postal scams, doorstep crime and cybercrime.
A number of organisations gave presentations showing examples of scams that have taken place, and ran workshops to give valuable advice and guidance to attendees.
Other useful websites who can offer advice and guidance on various types of financial abuse are available:
- Get Safe Online
- Internet Matters: parental controls and privacy settings
- Barclays: keep your data safe
- Office of the Public Guardian
- Friends against Scams
There is also a free Friends against Scams: practitioner elearning course available for practitioners who will be interacting with victims of scams.