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29th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Our New Safety In Neighbours Burglary Campaign

As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries. We’ve partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign to help keep people safe and continue the great work your scheme is already doing.

Our new Safety in Neighbours campaign is particularly exciting as it has a modern and eye-catching design to grab younger people’s attention and attract even more new members. Read more about the campaign below.

We need your help 
Please help us spread the word and share the campaign on your local Neighbourhood Watch’s social media pages and chat groups. 

•    Visit our campaign page
•    Watch our campaign video
•    Download our campaign social media pack
•    Share using #SafetyinNeighbours in the caption 
•    Tag Neighbourhood Watch in the post    
Facebook: @ourwatch    Twitter: @N_watch          Instagram:
Help spread the word

29th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Inspire Drug and Alcohol Advice

Inspire - Drug and Alcohol Advice

At Inspire, we want you all to know that although we are currently working slightly differently due to social distancing, that we are continuing to take new referrals and work tirelessly to support Sutton residents with issues related to substance misuse.

However, I am sure that you are aware that coping with highly stressful and emotionally challenging events, can often lead to increased substance misuse, or greater risk of those in recovery relapsing. We are experts in supporting individuals in these areas and are passionate about helping our Sutton residents stay safe, and support individuals to reach their substance reduction or full abstinence goals.  

 Please find attached a copy of the poster with information as to how to make a self-referral.


29th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Message from Independent Chair, Fiona Bateman

Welcome to the SSAB website. Whilst we find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Sutton residents and staff from across partnership agencies who have risen to the remarkable challenges that the Coronavirus outbreak presents. I really appreciate how hard everyone is working to identify, report and respond to safeguarding issues during this period. The way in which we work has adapted at pace, but agencies have been working together to pro-actively anticipate needs and respond so as to reduce risk to our most vulnerable residents. Our Board members met last week and heard how, despite the challenges, safeguarding responsibility remains a key priority for all partners. SSAB members confirmed their shared commitment to providing support and maintaining vital services, particularly for those at risk or experiencing abuse or neglect. I hope you find the latest issue of our the website interesting and informative.  We would urge everyone to regularly check our website which is updated frequently to provide alerts on emerging risks (such as financial scams) or ways to access support services. Now, more than ever, safeguarding really is everyone’s business. 


22nd July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Signposting Information for Residents and Practitioners on DOMESTIC ABUSE during COVID-19

Women's Aid video starring Keira Knightley -


Even during isolation, many people are living in suffocating circumstances with their abuser.  You are not alone.  If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, help is available.  

Please refer to this link for a list of organisations and their numbers who will be able to work with you.


21st July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Domestic Abuse Services


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Domestic Abuse Services

The Sutton Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop is OPEN.

In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and in response to national Public Health advice, changes to our domestic abuse services have been made over the
past few months.

The Sutton Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop which runs on a Wednesday morning as a drop-in session is now open again.

Our Independent Domestic Abuse Advisers (IDVAs) are available to offer face-to-face support and guidance to help you at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton
SM1 1SN on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am - 11.30am.

The drop-in sessions will be conducted with COVID-19 safety measures in place, i.e. observing social distancing; ensuring that hand washing facilities are available etc.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse support is available - contact Transform on 020 8092 7569 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Updates on any changes to domestic abuse services will be published on the London Borough of Sutton, Not Alone in Sutton and Transform Sutton websites on an
on-going basis.

Sutton Council is providing the latest information and advice on the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation on its website.

A signposting information sheet for residents and practitioners is available to download here.