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SAR Models and Methodologies, a 1-day course - 3rd July 2018

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To support managers and practitioners across SAB partner agencies to engage effectively in the process of commissioning and managing SARs through to completion.


To draw on the legal rules, statutory guidance and adult safeguarding evidence in order to explore the process for:

  • commissioning reviews;
  • determining the methodology to adopt;
  • family involvement, and practitioner and manager involvement;
  • managing the collation and scrutiny of evidence, and quality assurance of report drafts;
  • deciding on publication;
  • learning and service development that builds on the findings;
  • evaluating the outcomes of having undertaken SARs.

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Safeguarding 1:1 Surgery

Does your organisation work with children or families? Do you feel confident that your child and adult safeguarding arrangements are up to scratch? Have you been managing complex work with families and would like to talk it through in a reflective supportive space? 

HCVS hosts monthly Safeguarding Surgeries from the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards (CHSCB & CHSAB).   These are an opportunity to book in for a consultation to review your safeguarding structures, policies, plans and dilemmas or for a reflective case discussion, considering the impact on staff and volunteers participating in safeguarding work.   

Monthly upcoming dates:  Thursday dates 7th June, 9th August, 13th September, 11th October 2018 


Venue: Adiaha Antigha, Hackney CVS – 24 to 30 Dalston Lane Hackney, London E8 3AZ 

To book a place on any of the dates please complete the booking form and return to 

Click here for booking form: Safeguarding_Advice_Surgery_-_Booking_Form.doc

These surgeries are not for discussing individual children or young people.  If you are worried about a particular child or family, please contact the Hackney First Access Screening Team (FAST) on 0208 356 5500 for advice or to make a referral. For more information about the CHSCB visit

FREE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills and Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

Source By: Work Skills Learning

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Dates: 18-26 June 

Time: 10am - 3pm (Week 1) and 9.30am - 4.30pm for Food Safety in Catering course

Venue:  The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF  

For further information contact Nickie Evans on: 

Tel: 020 8802 1112 | Mob: 07487 732 576  or Email:

Find attached flyers for the Level 1 Award in Employability Skills and Level 2 Food Safety in Catering by Work Skills Learning.


Spending on and availability of health care resources: how does the UK compare?

The recent announcement by the Prime Minister to bring forward a new long-term funding settlement for the NHS means it is timely to look at how health spending in the UK compares to other countries and how the NHS measures up on some of the key resources this spending pays for.

Online GP consultations: surveys now open - closing date 15th June 2018

NHS England is seeking views from the public on what people think about the idea of GP online consultations to help improve the service and increase the availability and use. Online consultations are a way for patients to contact their GP practice without having to wait on the phone or take time out to come into the practice. There is a short online survey for patients here which closes on 15 June 2018.

If you require further copy, you can find it via the comms resource page for the survey here: 

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