Find out about the valuable work of the Royal Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board via their new website.
There you will find information about how the board oversees and seeks assurances about the activities in the borough that protect and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect for its adult residents. You can also find instructions on how to spot and report abuse.
March 1st is International Self-harm Awareness Day. To mark this event Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) is launching a 2-week long campaign from 1 March – 15 March to raise general awareness about self-harm in children and young people. A special website will host an information hub which workers, parents, carers as well as children and young people can visit to get information about self-harm and services that offer help. The GSCB website will become active on March 1st.
GAVS supports keeping children and young safe and encourages its members to show their active support for the self-harm campaign. Here are some of the things that members could do:
- Display posters in your organisation
- Hand out fact sheets about self-harm. You can find some examples here, on this website, here and here.
- Mention #SIAD on your social networks and link to this page
- Include an article in your organisation’s newsletter
- Hold an event for staff, volunteers or young people.
- Show your support by wearing orange clothes and encouraging others to do the same (orange is the colour for self-injury awareness)
Let us know what you plan to do by completing this online form.
A range of IT courses including Levels 1-3 MS Excel and MS PowerPoint are now available online. See the full list of courses here.
GAVS’ member organisations can benefit from these free training. Contact GAVS on 020 8309 8231 if you would like to book on a course.
Not a GAVS member? Apply today here.