The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board’s learning and Inquiry Group (LIG) have recently commenced a piece of work to consider how multi-agency professionals can engage with ‘hidden adults’.
The term ‘hidden adults’ refers to an adult who may be living within a household where children may live or someone who may have regular contact with children, this can be in any capacity (such as parent, partner, grandparents etc). The reason for Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board commissioning the ‘Hidden Adults’ Task and Finish Group is due to a number of local and national reviews have highlighting that professionals do not always know who is living in the household or having regular contact with children.
The Task and Finish Group is currently working on a number of projects. One of the projects is to gain an understanding of professional’s knowledge, training and experience of working with children where there may be an unknown adult living within the home or having contact with the child.
To aid the groups understanding a short anonymised Survey Monkey has been developed. Please can you disseminate the Survey Monkey throughout your organisation, targeting and encouraging all professionals who work with children and families to complete the survey. The link to access the Survey Money is below:
The final date for completion is 21 May 2017. The results will be analysed within the Task and Finish Group and further recommendations will be made based on the survey findings.