Watch the video of Declan Frew, Social Worker in the Safeguarding Team, Adult Social Care explaining what safeguarding adult is, the legislative framework, how to report concerns and how he and the team work with colleagues across partner agencies to protect adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

"Tricky Friends" is a short animation which was developed by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board.  Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board have obtained their permission to adapt this for use locally in Cumbria.  It is aimed at all individuals, groups and organisations who support people with learning disabilities and autism, to raise awareness of issues like exploitation, county lines, cuckooing.

The animation will help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do.  It is important that people with learning disabilities and autism, those who have cognitive difficulties, and also children and young adults, have positive opportunities to make and maintain friendships. We want to help them do this, to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation in groups who may be less able to recognise the intentions of others. 

CSAB hope this animation is used as a way to help people to think about the issues, to start those conversations, and keep them safer while enjoying friendships.

The animation is only 3 minutes long, and can be used with or by anyone - carers, family, organisations, individuals and groups.

We hope you find it helpful - let us know what you think

Cumbria County Council as a partner of CSAB offer e-learning training packages open to providers, 3rd sector groups and volunteers working with adults at risk of abuse or neglect. The courses are free of charge and can be accessed on the My Learning site following a simple registration process. 

Once registered the links below will provide access to a catalogue of safeguarding e-learning courses including; 

For further information and instructions on how to complete the self-registration process please read our My Learning Self-Registration guidance (PDF 703KB) before you can access the learning. 

Please note that where you can access organisational e-learning you should continue to do so for internal monitoring, compliance, and reporting purposes.

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CSAB deliver lunch and learn sessions to practitioners across the system on a range of topics.  These are recorded for wider access and dissemination and can be used as a learning tool in team meetings.

Training on Self-neglect: Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board - YouTube

The session provides best practice and multi-agency guidance when working with adults who have care and support needs who self-neglect,

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Social Care Institute for Excellence

Training and consultancy services and free resources to help safeguarding boards, care providers, housing providers, local authorities, the NHS or police to safeguard adults at risk of abuse or neglect

Social Care Institute for Excellence - safeguarding adults

Duty Of Candour

The duty of candour requires all health and adult social care providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to be open with people when things go wrong. The regulations impose a specific and detailed duty on all provides where any harm to a person who used their service from their care or treatment is above a certain threshold. The duty of candour is a legal requirement and CQC will be able to take enforcement action when it finds breaches.

Care Quality Commission - Regulation 20: Duty of candour

Research in practice for adults (Ripfa)

Supporting evidence-informed practice with adults and families.

Research in practice for adults (Ripfa) website

LGA - Safeguarding Adults Must Know

How do you know your council is being effective in keeping people safe?

LGA - Must know adults: Safeguarding website