National Safeguarding Adults Week – 18th to 24th November 2019
Safeguarding Adults Boards across the country will be hosting National Safeguarding Adults Week on the 18th – 24th November 2019. The 4 Local Safeguarding Adults Boards pan Hampshire and the IOW will be supporting the week.
As well as any local initiatives that week there will be a national push on the following topics:
- Modern Slavery
- Self Neglect
- Domestic Abuse
- Transforming Care
- Safeguarding adults in sport and activity
Further information about National Safeguarding Adults Week can be found here. Resources will be available from the Ann Craft Trust via the above link to promote the event.
You can engage with events taking place on social media with the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek. The HSAB will be supporting the national topics using the normal social media channels:
Twitter – @hsab_hampshire
Facebook Page – Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Page
Locally, we will be launching the Hoarding protocol, which is being coordinated and led by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) on 18th November 2019. We are also launching our new 4 local safeguarding board animated scribe video on the 18th. Our local resources can be found on Keeping Safe pages.
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.
Free multi agency Reducing Parental Conflict training is now available in Hampshire. Please see the E-Flier below for further details, including how to book onto the training.
Are you working with families where parental conflict is a concern?
The Reducing Parental Conflict Training Programme (RPCP) is part of the Government’s commitment to reducing conflict between parents – whether they are together or separated.
What is parental conflict?
Evidence shows that parental conflict puts children’s mental health and long-term future life chances at risk, regardless of whether the parents are together or separated, or are biologically related to the child, such as in blended or foster families.
Who should attend?
Any professional working with children, young people and families is well placed to be able to spot, intervene and support families where there is conflict in the relationship of parents, whether they are birth parents or step-parents or carers.
Quite simply, for the benefit of vulnerable children and young people whose lives you are helping to improve. Parental conflict is known to be a risk factor for poor child outcomes, particularly when conflict is frequent, intense and poorly resolved.
Please promote this training amongst your staff/agency. The training is available via both half day face to face sessions across Hampshire and E Learning. Please direct any queries to email@example.com or call 01962 715669.
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.