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.
Cyber crime can be prevalent in a number of crime types. A large proportion of the population will have access to devices, have the ability to access the internet. Do the people you engage with know and understand the boundaries? Have you got concerns? Could you be the person who stops that individual going down the wrong route into Cyber Crime?
All you need to do is make a referral into us - The Cyber Choices team. We have an easy to use referral system. Any person, whether that be a police officer, parent, teacher or keyworker has concerns about a specific individual they can refer them to the Cyber Choices team, externally www.met.police.uk/cyberchoices .
If you have any questions, please contact Cyber Choices at
The Stop Loan Sharks app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play Store.
The free app offers users advice of the loan shark warning tell-tale signs to be aware of, including cash loans without paperwork, extortionate interest, use
of benefits or bank cards as security and threatening behaviour or violence to get money.
For more information, go to www.stoploansharks.co.uk. Live Chat is available
on the website 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
World Suicide Prevention Day - Thursday 10 September 2020
Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation, the purpose of World Suicide Prevention Day is to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Preventing suicide is often possible and we can all make a difference.
This year the theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” as it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention- collaboration. All of us have a role to play and together we can collectively address the challenges presented by suicidal behaviour in society today.
The SSAB in conjunction with its partners, the London Borough of Sutton and Community Action Sutton hosted a series of events on that day. The talks included
- Daniel Ayeni - Community Action Sutton - Sutton Men in Sheds
- Papyrus - Suicide Prevention and Partnership Working
- Steve Triner, Citizens Advice Sutton - The Role of Advice Services in Reducing Suicide
If you are interested in attending our talks, please email email@example.com to go onto our Newsletter mailing list and you will be notified of current SSAB activity and upcoming events.