National FGM Support Clinics

The National Launch of the National FGM Support Clinics (NFGMSCs) is taking place on Thursday 12th September 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The NFGMSC holistic community-based clinics will offer a range of support services delivered by a multi-disciplinary team including; physical assessments and treatment (including deinfibulation if required), counselling, safeguarding information and access to FGM Health Advocate. There will be onward support to a specialist Consultant if additional support is required. The clinics will be located across each of these four regions: North of England, Midlands ad East, London and the South region.

Details can be found in the flyer below:

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Launch of National FGM Support Centres 12th September

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the NHS: Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework

The first joint NHS England and NHS Improvement Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework (SAAF) has just been published. This framework builds on its predecessor by strengthening the NHS commitment to promoting the safety, protection and welfare of children, young people and adults.

This framework has been developed in partnership with other organisations and professional bodies. It is intended to clarify the roles and responsibilities of those we work with in a system that is developing rapidly. In addition, it provides the flexibility needed at local level to support professional practice and the partnerships needed to promote healthy behaviours to keep individuals and communities safe from harm.

icn_web Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the NHS

Learning from Tragedies

In 2017, 5,507 deaths in England were directly attributable to alcohol, an increase of 11% since 2006, while hospital admissions caused primarily by alcohol were 17% higher over the same period. The total number of hospital admissions for which alcohol was a factor was close to one million, or about 7% of all hospital admissions. Serious cuts to alcohol treatment services are making things worse, with many people in desperate need of support falling through the gaps.

Vulnerable adults are particularly at risk. They can be deeply affected by alcohol, whether as a heavy drinker themselves or as someone who is negatively affected by another person’s drinking.

This report covers an in-depth analysis of 11 Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) published in England in 2017 in which alcohol was identified as being a significant factor in the person’s life and/or death.

Alcohol SARs front

Child Criminal Exploitation/County Lines and Police Information Sharing Processes: Free Training Events 2019

Hampshire Constabulary are hosting a number of events across the county for external partners relating to Child Criminal Exploitation/County Lines and Police Information Sharing Processes specific to the use of the Community Partnership Form.

Bookings are now being taken for the next 3 events, to be held in Basingstoke, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in the coming months. These events are not limited to professionals within that area only, they are open cross-county for the convenience of all.

Please share this information among your colleague and professional networks.

For more information and to make a booking via Eventbrite, please visit the event page on the  Safe4me website:



Friday 28th June 2019 10:00 – 12:00 (arrival from 09:45)

The Hampshire Suite @ Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NU



Monday 8th July 13:00 – 15:00 (arrival from 12:45)

The Inspiration Suite @ Village Hotel Portsmouth, Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth, PO6 3FR


Isle Of Wight

Monday 23rd September 2019 13:00 – 15:00 (arrival from 12:45)

The Trafalgar Room @ Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR


Please note the points below:

All events will start promptly at the time stated – please arrive in good time

Basingstoke and Portsmouth venues have free onsite parking. IOW venue has very limited parking with pay & display parking nearby.

Refreshments will not be provided but can be purchased at the venue

Please notify the organisers in advance if you have a disability, hearing impairment or other need which they need to make the venue aware of.


Please contact if you have any questions.

Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board SAR publication – May 2019

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board has just published a Safeguarding Adults Review of “Mr D”. This review considered the care and support in Portsmouth provided by agencies between 2012 and 2017 to a young man with a learning disability. Key themes identified included transition, mental capacity, MSP, professional curiosity, and the need for a family approach.


The executive summary report and briefing for practitioners is available on the PSAB website here:

This will be added to the SCIE SAR library in due course.

HSAB and HSCB Family Approach Toolkit and Workshops

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board and Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board will be running a number of joint workshops in June and July 2019. The overarching aim of these workshops is to launch the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Adults and Children’s Family Approach Protocol and supporting practitioner toolkit.


The workshop will use information from the toolkit to support professionals from both children and adult sectors across the Pan Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas to understand how issues including Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Domestic Violence, Learning Disabilities and Neglect, affect all family members, including children (as well as unborn babies) and adults at risk as defined in the Care Act 2014.


Delegates will be given time to consider how the needs of children and / or adults living with hidden harm impact on the whole family, and the importance of early identification of these needs and effective communication between services is important in order to support those at risk and their families.


The content of the workshops is the same in all locations and professionals from any agency operating in each of the four local authority areas are able to book onto any event for free. The workshop will run for between two to three hours.


Please visit our Learning Zone  pages for more information.

Safe Car Wash app

The Safe Car Wash app is a new tool that will enable the largest community intelligence gathering exercise ever attempted in the United Kingdom.

Download the free app onto your smartphone. When you are using a hand car wash, simply open the app and complete a short survey about the working conditions of the car wash.

The app will ask a series of questions related to the indicators of modern slavery and if there is a high likelihood that modern slavery is occurring in the hand car wash, you will be asked to report your concerns to the Modern Slavery Helpline. The data the app collects will be anonymised and shared with the National Crime Agency and the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority, two law enforcement agencies who are leading on efforts to stamp out modern slavery across the UK.

Further information and a link to download the app can be found here:

Service Announcement from Yellow Door (April 2019)

Yellow Door and Southampton Women’s Aid have merged into one specialist charity committed to preventing and responding to domestic and sexual abuse. There are no significant changes envisaged any to services other than that they will all now come under the umbrella of Yellow Door. Any further relevant changes  will be communicated as they arise, but for the time being all contact details for both services remain.unchanged.

 Please pass on this communication to your relevant teams and contacts as appropriate.

 If you have any questions, then please contact Yellow Door at:

t: 02380 636312

Family Approach Protocol

The Family Approach Protocol has been commissioned by the 4 Safeguarding Children Boards (4LSCBs) and 4 Safeguarding Adult Boards (4LSABs) in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. The protocol was commissioned in response to findings from a range of reviews across all Board’s which highlight the need for professionals to work effectively together to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and their families across all areas.

The information in this toolkit has been jointly developed by the 4LSCBs and 4LSABs. It is free to access and available to all practitioners from any agency / organisation working with children, adults with care and support needs, and their families across the areas.

Click here to access the toolkit.



4LSAB Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance – Published January 2019

4LSAB Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance has now been published. The document sets out a framework for collaborative multi-agency working across Hampshire using a ‘person centred solution’ based model to support those demonstrating hoarding behaviours.

The purpose of this guidance is to support providers, practitioners, and other professionals to identify when to raise concerns regarding poor self care or lack of care for living conditions, identify agencies who can provide support and set out what they may expect by way of a response and encourage and support defensible decision making in accordance with our duty of care. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Hampshire 4LSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Policy.

The 4LSAB Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance can be viewed here:

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup 4LSAB Multi-agency hoarding Guidance FINAL 2019

HSAB Annual Report 2017 – 2018 Published (December 2018)

HSAB has published its annual report for 2017/18. This outlines the activities undertaken by the Board over the past year to enable it to fulfil its statutory responsibilities regarding the strategic development and oversight of adult safeguarding across Hampshire.  The report highlights the Board’s progress and achievements in delivering its strategic priorities and objectives and provides a review of its business plan highlighting challenges and also key achievements. It also outlines the areas requiring focus for the coming year.

The report can be found by clicking the link below:

icn_web HSAB Annual Reports

Government Guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) published – October 2018

Guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) for all persons and bodies in England and Wales has been released on GOV.UK.  It was first published in 2016 but has just been updated (October 2018). The guidance can be found here:

icn_web Multi-Agency Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation

You must read and follow this guidance if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. You should read this FGM guidance along-side other safeguarding guidance, including (but not limited to):

icn_web Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) in England

icn_web Safeguarding Children: Working Together under the Children Act 2004 (2007) in Wales

New resources from the Home Office available linked to Serious and Organised Crime – October 2018

Please find below links to information supplied from the Home Office regarding a number of recently published sector based resources for frontline staff on serious and organised crime. The guidance is aimed at supporting policing and other statutory frontline staff – particularly those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults – in identifying potential victims of this type of criminal exploitation. It sets out the signs to look for in potential victims, and what action staff should take so that potential victims get the support and help they need. The document supplements an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies.


This is the guidance:

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance Sept 2018


Alongside the guidance, there are also resources for frontline professionals to help policing and statutory staff recognise the signs to look out for, that could indicate that someone is a victim of county lines gangs:

Protecting vulnerable people from exploitation resources for frontline professionals Sept 2018


The Home Office is also raising awareness of county lines across a range of non-statutory sectors. Here are the resources for staff working in the following sectors:

Materials for the social housing sector are currently being developed and will be available shortly.  Finally, there are also some social media resources: Social media resources.