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A protocol to help find vulnerable missing adults in Cumbria is being adopted by police. During Dementia Awareness Week, Cumbria Constabulary says it's improving the way itself and partners go about finding people at risk who have gone missing. The Herbert Protocol is a form which the family or carer of a vulnerable adult will be asked to complete. Family are asked to provide a…
By Paul Wilson, CEO of Avalon. The taboo around death must be addressed so funeral planning is seen as a vital part of benefit strategies. Most workplaces will have a variety of initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting employees with most aspects of financial planning, breaking down the complexities of vital but often dry and confusing topics. But there are still some areas seen as…
KPMG won this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the inaugural category of ‘Promoting Opportunity’ for its work on social mobility. The big four firm was one of the first organisations in the UK to start paying their employees the voluntary living wage and was the first to publish comprehensive socioeconomic data about their workforce. According to Melanie Richards, Vice Chair of KPMG in the…
Working Families' benchmark for employers opens for entries today. This unique and comprehensive tool assesses all aspects of flexible working and work life policies and practice, and how these are integrated into an organisation’s values and culture. It is designed to identify the lived experience of employees and to provide a platform for organisations that genuinely want to move onto the next level in their…
Woman’s employer deemed her daughter to be a bigger priority than her job; lawyers advise caution when dismissing staff with caring responsibilities. Employers should “proceed with caution” when dismissing staff who are carers, lawyers have warned, after a tribunal ruled that a woman with a disabled daughter was discriminated against. Maria McKeith, who had been working part time at community advice service the Ardoyne Association…