How we can help people with learning difficulties
Safeguarding easily explained
Safeguarding is what we do to keep people safe from harm, bad treatment and neglect. Most of the time when people talk about safeguarding, they are talking about protecting children or vulnerable adults.
Organisations like schools, supported living homes and day centres usually have a safeguarding policy, which is a set of rules that outlines what people should do if they are worried someone is being treated badly.
Adult Learning Disability Services Key Information - March 2023
The head of the Adult Learning Disability Services in Bromley has put together key information about what a learning disability is, what having a learning disability means, the Adult Learning Disability Team and partner agencies, the referral process and criteria, what a strength-based assessment is, the outcome process, eligibility, and additional information with links.
To view the Adult Learning Disability Services Key Information document, please click here.
Scams awareness talk for those with a learning disability - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register an interest
This course will help those with a learning disability keep safe from scams by raising awareness of the following areas:
- What is a scam
- Personal information and keeping personal information private
- Phone scams – including mobiles and text messages
- Online scams – including social media, friendship & dating sites, emails
- Postal scams – including prize draws & clairvoyants (fortune tellers)
- Doorstep scams – rogue traders
- What to do to protect yourself and those you know
- What to do if you think you have been tricked or scammed.
Carers and support workers (and any anyone else connected to those with a learning disability) are welcome to attend this session. Please register your interest to attend here.
Please note that this session is for Bromley residents only, however if you live outside of Bromley and would like to receive similar training within your borough, please let us know here.
Tricky Friends animation
"Tricky Friends" is a short animation developed by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) to help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do.
Over the last few years, NSAB have had a number of discussions with groups and organisations in Norfolk who support people with learning disabilities and autism, about how to raise awareness of issues like exploitation, county lines, cuckooing.
We thank our colleagues in Norfolk for sharing this video for you to see. If you need an urgent response please call Police on 999 or Bromley Council on 020 8461 7777 for someone to talk to.
Easy Read materials
The following button will take you to a page of easy read resources. These include posters, leaflets and reports produced by the Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB). It also includes other resources developed by health and social care colleagues.