Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues is always important. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, this is more important than ever.
During National Safeguarding Week we want to raise the public’s awareness of safeguarding and how we can all play a role in supporting vulnerable people.
The guidance applies until withdrawn by the Department of Health and Social Care. During the pandemic, the principles of the MCA and the safeguards provided by DoLS still apply.
Whilst there is no official definition, typical county lines activity involves an urban criminal gang travelling to smaller locations to sell heroin/crack cocaine.
County lines gangs pose a significant threat to vulnerable adults and children, upon whom they rely to conduct and/or facilitate this criminality.
if you’re concerned about a drug related crime where you live, call North Wales Police on 101/Crime stoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
CSE is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
CSE is a terrible crime with destructive and far reaching consequences for victims, their families, and society. It is not limited to any particular geography, ethnic or social background.
Those affected by CSE say that professionals need to prioritise them, to be visibly attentive, responsive and reliable, sticking with them even when this might be difficult.
Speak to the Safeguarding Lead in your agency. Refer to Wales Safeguarding Procedures and National Guidance around CSE.
Cuckooing is a form of crime in which drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing.
Criminal gangs are targeting the homes of vulnerable people to be used for drug dealing – a process known as “cuckooing” (after the bird that invades other bird’s nests) and victims are often left with little choice but to cooperate.
If you think you have spotted a drugs ‘cuckoo’ or if you’re concerned about a drug related crime where you live, call North Wales Police on 101/Crime stoppers charity on 0800 555 111.