With the Right to Ask, anyone who has concerns about an individual's past history of domestic abuse can make a Right to Ask request to the police, so a Social Worker can do this, the partner, family member, a friend, neighbour. The police will then check their records for this person. They will only provide information that is relevant to domestic abuse and this information will be given in person to the female who is in that relationship. The Right to Know is where there is knowledge that someone is at risk of being in a relationship with a known perpetrator they will then give this information in person to the partner at risk. To request information under Clare’s Law from the police, please click this link.
There is a rise in Royal Mail scams. Victims are receiving texts or emails claiming to be from Royal Mail claiming a package requires a small payment to be delivered. (along with other similar narratives) Clicking on the link and providing your details leads to your money and/or identity being stolen. Please take a look at this.
There are some good examples of (some quite convincing) scam messages on the Royal Mail website. I encourage everyone to have a look at this.
Now that Census Day has passed, scammers are taking the opportunity to take advantage of the potential fine imposed onto non-compliant members of the public. Please read the advice on census scams here.
Citizens Advice Sutton is collecting evidence of the financial difficulties faced by working carers. If you are a working carer and would like to contribute to this research and support a possible campaign to persuade the government to introduce a Universal Credit Work Allowance for Carers, please get in touch with Citizens Advice Sutton online at www.suttonalps.org.uk or phone us 020 8405 3552.