Mental Capacity Act - Celebrating 10 years
Huge thanks to all partners that submitted photos for our 10 year celebration of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).
The MCA was launched 10 years ago this week. The MCA is one of the most person centred and human rights focussed pieces of legislation that we have. However, it is only as good as the Professionals that apply it. So this 10th Birthday is our chance to fully celebrate all the act brings to practice including greater personal control, human rights and even the opportunity to make decisions that may seem unwise to many, but are not necessarily evidence of someone lacking the capacity to make decisions. It is an opportunity to challenge ourselves and other professionals about its application in order to get it right the first time. We know that when it is applied appropriately, the MCA enhances lives, changes lives and can even save lives!
More about the MCA will feature in our October newsletter.
Independent Chair’s reports - April 2017
Friends Against Scams Campaign - October 2016
The National Trading Standards Scams Team are today launching the Friends Against Scams Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of scams and encourage people to take a stand against them. Anyone can register on www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk and complete the online awareness session. Once the session is completed people are encouraged to take the knowledge they have obtained and turn it into action.
The aims are:
- Highlight the scale of the problem by getting communities and the nation talking about scams
- Change the perceptions of why people become scam victims
- Prevent people from becoming or continuing to be a scam victim by providing more adequate support
- Recruit people to join the fight against scams to make this a scam-free nation
Cheshire East Hate Crime event - October 2016
Wednesday 12th October from 11am-4pm outside Macclesfield Town Hall.
Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board (CESAB) is backing a national campaign to make the public aware of hate crime.
The national hate crime awareness week will run from October 8 to October 15 and the focus point in Cheshire East will be an event held on the market square outside Macclesfield Town Hall on Wednesday October 12.
Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by an offender’s hatred of someone because of their race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other personal characteristic.
The event on Wednesday October 12– hosted by CESAB and Cheshire East Council and supported by the NHS, Public Health England, Barnado’s and Cheshire Police – will provide opportunities for people to share their experiences in a supportive network.
The campaign’s aims are to provide a focus to raise awareness, encourage reporting, promote local support services and to look at ways of working collaboratively to prevent hate crime.
As well as providing an opportunity for people to meet and talk to colleagues from Cheshire East’s safeguarding team, there will be a chance to see a performance of a spoken word piece called ‘Stop adult abuse’ which was based on a poem created by CESAB's service user group.
Adult safeguarding leaflet - September 2016
View our new adult safeguarding leaflet (PDF, 728KB)
Fire risk information bulletins from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service