Suffolk’s local charities, voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations play a vital role in our local economy and our communities. Dr Dan recently visited SAFE cic, a community interest company in Eye which handles Criminal Records Bureau checks (CRB) for voluntary groups and provides local organisations with advice on how to complete safeguarding risk assessments for both adults and children.
SAFE cic currently have around 1200 client organisations and also offer various online training courses to enable groups, such as the Scouts, to fulfil their safeguarding obligations when working with children or vulnerable adults.
Dan met with Rosie Carter and her staff, before discussing issues surrounding the current CRB checking regime, such as the extent to which employee positions at leisure centres require CRB clearance. Dan would like to thank Rosie and her staff for welcoming him, and looks forward to visiting again.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...