The term ‘Unidentified Adults’ refers to an adult who agencies are not aware of, or not engaging with. They could be living within a household where children live or with someone who has regular contact with children. This can be in any capacity (such as parent, partner, grandparents, non-family member etc.)
The risk of not engaging effectively with adults who have regular contact with children or live within the family home includes understanding:
- What the child’s main caregiver and other family members might be saying about the ‘Unidentified Adults’ role within the family
- The positive contribution which they might make to the needs and welfare of the child
- What support they may offer to the family, including caring for children
- Any risks which they might present.
The following resources have been produced to assist workers in this area:
Spotlight on Unidentified Adults
Unidentified Adults Toolkit
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & the Isle of Wight and Southampton’s Hate Crime Network have teamed up to make Southampton’s hate crime reporting app available to all Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents.
This week’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week (12th-19th October) sees the app being updated with details of more than 70 Third Party Reporting Centres, which will give victims of hate crime anywhere in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area easy access to their nearest reporting centre. Third Party Reporting Centres are independent of the police and offer confidential support to victims of hate crime, including reporting and signposting to specialist support services.
The hate crime reporting app was originally launched last year by a partnership of 29 organisations in Southampton as part of a community-wide anti-hate campaign.
The app, which is available to download on Google Play and Apple, allows its users to immediately report a hate crime to the nearest third-party reporting centre. Users can also use the app to learn more about what a hate crime is and the types of hate crimes that can occur. A list of all Third Party Reporting Centres as well as detailed information about hate crime for the public and also businesses and organisations is available on the Commissioner’s website.
The 2018/19 Annual Report, and summary/infographic, for the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has now been published and can be viewed below. This will be the last such report published by the HSCB as local safeguarding has now transferred to the Safeguarding Partners and Relevant Agencies (September 2019). These documents provide an overview of safeguarding activity carried out between April 2018 and March 2019.