Guidance

Alcohol and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Wessex LMCs Nurse Advisor Zoe Tobin talks to Karen Perryman, Regional Manager of the Talk About Trust (formally the Alcohol Education Trust) about alcohol and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Included in this discussion:

  • How do you talk about alcohol the ‘drug’ to young people with SEN, including explaining Government guidance and the concept of ‘units’, and the effects of alcohol on their social. Physical and emotional wellbeing?
  • How do you ensure that a young person knows where to go for help if they have been affected by alcohol?

Useful links mentioned in the podcast:

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Awareness and Support around Drink Spiking

Dr Laura Edwards, Joint CEO at Wessex LMCs, speaks with Helena Conibear, Founder and CEO of the Talk About Trust (formally the Alcohol Education Trust). The Talk About Trust is a charity which works to keep young people safe around alcohol ,vaping, cannabis and other substances.

They discuss the ongoing issue of drink spiking including:

  • The latest stats on how many people are affected
  • Common substances used for spiking
  • The effects of drink spiking
  • How to report drink spiking & the support available

https://life-stuff.org/spiking-what-to-do/ – Information for victims of spiking and what people should do if they have been spiked.

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Cannabis and Young People

Wessex LMCs Nurse Advisor Zoe Tobin talks to Karen Perryman, Regional Manager of the Talk About Trust (formally the Alcohol Education Trust) about cannabis and young people.

Included in this discussion:

  • Cannabis, what is out there?, what are the social norms around cannabis use, are there many young people using cannabis these days?
  • What are the effects of cannabis and how can you approach this with a young person?
  • What support is out there for a young person who is affect by cannabis use and where can we signpost?

Useful links mentioned in this podcast

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Contextual Safeguarding – the Wider Responsibilities and the Implications for Primary Care Networks

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Cuckooing & County Lines – what are they and how to spot early warning signs

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Hoarding – the Cause & Effect and Mental Health Implications

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Intrafamilial Abuse & How to Identify Early Indicators

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Level 3 Safeguarding Multi Agency Discussion

This Podcast brings you a multi-disciplinary discussion about the challenges and triumphs of working in the world of Child and Adult Safeguarding. Police, Social Services and General Practice bring their perspectives and discuss the issues they have tackled whilst working across agencies.

With thanks to Wendy Thorogood, Safeguarding Trainer, Sally Mortimore, Managing Director of Aid Hour, Dr Mary Fenske GP and Mark Pearson CEO Excelsior Safeguarding Ex Police Officer.

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Making Every Contact Count – Think Safeguarding!

Although filmed at the time of the Covid-19, it is all relevant to consulting in general practice at any time. This film will be great to watch as a group of clinicians – GPs, AHPs, Practice Nurses and Paramedics – to aid patient consultation and stimulate discussion.

This 20 minute video focuses on:

  • Mental health of adults & how to spot signs in a consultation
  • New mums – specific indicators for their mental health
  • Carers – specifically what to look out for when there is a hospital admission
  • The different forms of abuse
  • Summary on practical tips for safeguarding during every consultation

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Nacoa – Info, Advice & support for those Affected by a Parent’s Drinking

Dr Gareth Bryant, previous acting CEO for Wessex LMCs, talks with Euan Graham, a volunteer for the charity Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics). Euan talks to us about the work Nacoa does and resources available to help clinicians.

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Safeguarding – Focus on the Isolation of the Elderly

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Safeguarding Reviews – Domestic Homicide, the LeDeR (Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme), and the new Children’s Reviews which are now called Partnership Reviews

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Training Requirements for Adult and Children’s Safeguarding – what are they and what do they mean?

Recorded by Wendy Thorogood, Consultant Nurse in Safeguarding and Dr Clare Sieber

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Safeguarding – A guide to building your hours

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Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023