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Safeguarding Calendar Dates October 2023

October 2023 will mark the following events:

Gaps in Safeguarding the elderly and vulnerable on Monday 1st October

  • Channel Five will show the third in the series "Inheritance Wars: Who Gets the Money".  This is the Story of Daphne Franks, and her mother Joan Blass.  In March 2016 Joan Blass was almost 92 years old, with severe vascular dementia and terminal cancer. She was unable to make the simplest decision and never knew that she had remarried just five months before her death. Joan’s daughter Daphne Franks tells the story of a secret marriage, a revoked will, an unmarked grave, grooming, gaslighting, a Private Member’s Bill and a campaign to highlight all the issues. The Franks family hope to fill all the gaps so nothing like this will ever happen to another family in the future – because, as they have learned, it’s currently happening to many of our elderly and vulnerable and their families.  The programme will also be avaialble on catch up.  Daphne spoke to the Parish Safeguarding Officers at a PSO event, the story is heart-rendering, happening more often and preventable. This programme will be a great way of raising awareness. For more information read this document.

World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

  • Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing signposting website has a range of material accessable by both age and subject and can be found here
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides a Mental Health Helpline and Support Service.  This can be reached by calling 0800 028 0077 anytime, and more information is available on their website here
  • Mind have produced a number of resources and provide resources which may help here - World Mental Health Day - Mind.
  • For men we can signpost to Mentell, which provides circles for men 18+ to talk (or just listen)  in a safe and confidential space free from advice and judgement.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 14th to 21st October. 

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