Cheshire East Safeguarding & Dignity Awards 2018
The Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults and Children’s Boards aim to prevent abuse where possible and act quickly and appropriately when it does happen.
The Boards recognise that across Cheshire East there are many carers, health and social workers plus volunteers doing fantastic jobs, sometimes under very difficult circumstances.
The Safeguarding & Dignity Awards is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise good practice in organisations, teams, individual workers or volunteers with regards to treating individuals with dignity, and supporting and protecting children and adults at risk from abuse, harm or exploitation.
Successful nominees will be invited to attend a celebratory event at 2.00pm on 15 November 2018 at Congleton Town Hall where there will be light refreshments and awards for the winners.
So, if you know someone who goes the extra mile to treat individuals with dignity or to support and protect children and adults at risk please nominate them or their organisation for an award.
Nominations can be from anyone.
To nominate a person or team for an award, complete the nomination form (MS Word, 181KB) and send the form to SafeguardingAwards@cheshireeast.gov.uk.
Closing date for nominations - 14 September 2018
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.
Adult safeguarding leaflet - September 2016
View our new adult safeguarding leaflet (PDF, 728KB)
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