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31st March 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All is totally independent of statutory organisations and all other service delivery and is free from conflict of interest. AfA’s culture supports Advocates to promote their independence with individuals, professionals, and other stakeholders.

 

Please refer here for guidance on when and how to make a referral.

 

31st March 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Update on the Domestic Abuse Bill

The Key amendments supported by the Government are:

  • Introducing a specific non-fatal strangulation offence
  • Criminalising threats to share intimate images
  • Including post-separation abuse in the controlling and coercive behaviour offence

The Domestic Abuse Bill, 31/03/2021 is available here for reference.

30th March 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

HMRC Tax Scam Phone Calls


HMCTS telephone numbers used by tax criminals


An increasing number of concerned individuals are contacting offices across Her Majesty Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) following emails or phone calls by criminals.


They mimic legitimate phone numbers (spoofing) and may allege that you owe HMRC money and that a warrant for your arrest has been issued. Please take a look at this site for advice.

 

22nd March 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Council cracks down on fake face mask exemption badges

Council crackdown on fake face mask exemption badges 

Hundreds of unlawful eBay listings for so-called face mask exemption badges have been removed following a crackdown by Sutton Trading Standards.

The listings posed a serious risk to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and their removal is part of Sutton Council’s on-going efforts to ensure the health and safety of residents. Click here to read more

10th March 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Eliminate cyber crime

Several million cases of fraud and computer misuse are reported to the police every year. It's staggering, but even more staggering is that so many of those crimes could have been prevented by making a few small changes in online behaviour.

The police have put together a collection of short videos to prevent fraud and cyber crime.