New guidance on Modern Slavery has been added to GOV.UK. The guidance can be found on our Practice Guidance and Resources page here:
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:
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:
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:
- Private security staff: Private Security Industry
- Licensed taxi and private hire company staff: Taxi and private vehicle hire
- Bus and coach company staff: Bus and coach company
- Train operating company staff: Train and rail operators
- Private landlords and letting agents: Letting agents and landlords
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.
Please see links below which provide information on free courses provided by CAMHS for any professional working in any agency in the Hampshire Local Authority area.
To book a place please follow the link.
Anyone outside of Hampshire County Council should use this form to request a place:- Application form
HRDA is a daily meeting of professionals from a variety of agencies, including police, social workers, domestic abuse services, health and housing. You have been identified as being potentially at high risk of harm and will be/were discussed at one of these meetings. The aim of the meeting is/was to ensure that all agencies are aware of your situation and the risk you face so that actions can be taken immediately to try to keep you safe. Professionals will share/shared information relating to risk from any known history of the domestic abuse, the perpetrators offending, their records and current police reports on a confidential basis. This information, along with what you may have asked your specialist domestic abuse worker to share, is used to assess your risk, who that risk is from and to, and which professionals are best placed to help you stay safe.
Colleagues in the Hampshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are working closely with partner agencies to introduce daily High Risk Domestic Abuse (HRDA) meetings.
These are multi agency meetings that will consider high risk domestic abuse incidents on a daily basis.
The HRDA meeting will be chaired by police and have a core attendance of:
- Children’s Services, via MASH
- Adult Health & Care, via MASH
- A MASH Health professional and
- A specialist domestic abuse worker.
The HRDA meeting will relocate work from MARAC to MASH, which will ensure that those families affected by domestic abuse will receive a faster, more co-ordinated response, with support and the required intervention being provided closer to the timing of the incident. The specialist domestic abuse worker will ensure that the voice of the victim/survivor is represented at the planning stage.
Introduction of HRDA meetings aims to reduce duplication of work for police, health, Children’s Services Department (CSD) and Adults’ Health and Care (AHC), as there will be fewer cases needing research. This, in turn will reduce the time spent on MARAC attendance. As well as securing early specialist domestic abuse involvement, the HRDA will ensure a consistent threshold is applied to high risk domestic abuse cases.
There will be a two week pilot of the HRDA daily meetings process in late September 2018. Subject to positive response and outcome from all parties, it is anticipated that the process will be rolled out shortly afterwards.
Please follow the link below to view the latest newsletter from the Illegal Money Lending Team, England.
The purpose of this scams bulletin is to enable Hampshire residents to be aware, and therefore guard against the type of scams currently being reported to Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service.
The Bulletin can be viewed here: Scams Bulletin – August 2018
Please find links to the newly published Modern Slavery Protocol for Local Authorities in the Practice Guidance and Resource webpage. These resources have been produced to help improve the Local Authority’s response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors. The guidance provides non-prescriptive steps to follow when a potential victim of human trafficking or modern slavery is identified. It should be adapted to each local authority’s internal structures.
Attached below is the newly updated Hampshire Domestic Abuse Strategy for 2017-22.
The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership has developed a Domestic Abuse Referral Pathway for NHS professionals. The guidance reflects the NICE DVA Pathway which recommends that trained staff in antenatal, postnatal, reproductive care, sexual health, alcohol or drug misuse, mental health, children’s and vulnerable adults’ services should ask service users whether they have experienced domestic violence and abuse as a routine part of good clinical practice, even where there are no indicators of such violence and abuse. The Board is asked to endorse the referral pathway.
NHS England has supported the launch of a joint consensus statement between policing, health and social care organisations.
It commits partners to working together to use our shared capabilities and resources more effectively to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people. An action plan is now being developed to progress the commitments of the statement, which include identifying and supporting vulnerable people and their families; improving trust, knowledge sharing, best practice and training across the system; and working with partners to commission and deliver preventative services in response to assessments of threat, harm, risk and vulnerability.
The programme for the HSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training Programme for 2018 to 2019 is now available:
All events are free to attend and can be registered for on our Eventbrite page here:
Statement from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Safeguarding Adult Review – Mr C
The report into the findings of the Mr C Safeguarding Adult Review is published today. Robert Templeton, the independent chair of the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has provided the following message:
“At its meeting on 12th December, the Board considered the findings of the Safeguarding Adult Review regarding the case of Mr C as well as the Thematic Review of Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews related to Learning Disability and Physical Health Care, and the series of recommendations for how the agencies involved in providing support could work better together in the future.
Mr C had complex health and care needs and was receiving support from a number of different agencies. This report identifies learning which agencies can use for future improvement. Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to working alongside commissioners and care providers to implement the report’s recommendations. The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board wish to express their deepest condolences to Mr C’s family for their loss.”
The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi agency partnership which commissions Safeguarding Adult Reviews in a very small number of cases where an adult with care and support needs has died or has been seriously injured, in order to identify lessons to improve future practice and partnership working.
New guidance has been published by the LGA and Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on modern slavery. The purpose of this guide is to increase awareness of modern slavery and provide clarity for councils their role in tackling it. Whilst it has been produced specifically for Local Authorities, the guidance will also be helpful for a wider range of partners.
HSAB has published its annual report for 2016/17. 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:
Following publication of the FGM Strategy in October 2016, the HSCB and HSAB would like to gain insight into the knowledge and use of the strategy across partner agencies in Hampshire.
The survey can be accessed by following the link below. We would appreciate if you could complete this and disseminate the survey within your organisation.
A guide has been created jointly by Tell MAMA and Community Security Trust regarding Hate Crime.
The guide’s focus is anti-Muslim hatred and antisemitism. Its advice can, and should, be used by anybody who has suffered any kind of hate crime, which can occur due to race, religion, sexuality, age, disability, gender or any other characteristic.
The guide can be found in our Resource Zone:
Hampshire Constabulary have release an information booklet about scams. An electronic copy of the booklet can be found here:
New information regarding Third Party Reporting Centres is now available on our Keeping Safe pages here:
Hampshire County Council Trading Standards have helped vulnerable residents recoup more than £2 million from scams and mis-sold goods and services.
Read the full article on Hantsnet here:
Bracknell Forest and Windsor & Maidenhead Safeguarding Adults Board are hosting a conference exploring ageing for those with a learning disability and complex, changing health and social care needs.
The programme will cover will the following aspects, with time for Q & A sessions and sharing best practice built into the day.
- The approach to ageing with a learning disability from a social care point of view and the voice of those with a learning disability
- Ageing for those with a learning disability from a medical/clinical perspective
- ‘Fire safety as a consideration for care planning and care delivery – An introduction to the specialised housing guidance and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Adults at Risk Programme’
- The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme – aims and findings at national and local level
- Current best practice and future service models
Those supporting adults with learning disabilities, dementia and complex health and social care needs. This includes health and social care staff, policy makers, service providers, commissioners and Safeguarding Adult Board member organisations.
Places are limited to just 130 and will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please book early to assure your place. Complete the conference booking form attached below and read through the conferences flyer for further information.
If you, or another vulnerable adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person please do not ignore it.
Report concern about abuse
If you have concerns or want to report abuse phone Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101 In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.
Information about what to do if you suspect someone is being abused or someone is abusing you.
Find information and advice
Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) we have information about Safeguarding Adults in Hampshire, including advice, leaflets and policy documents.
We are partnership committee, coordinated by the local authority to:
- provide strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
- meet the requirements of The Care Act 2014
- support current good practice in adult safeguarding
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services, protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
Safe Place scheme
Safe Place scheme is for vulnerable people and people with learning difficulties. This scheme provides a safe place to go for people feeling scared or upset while out on their own.