Free Training- The ABC of Trauma: children and young people & the link with Domestic Abuse

Due to popular demand, Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Constabulary have organised some further free training courses aimed at professionals who work with children.

 

This short course explores adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), how they link with domestic abuse & how this relates to practice.

 

It will address the following aims, all with a focus on how they relate to families living with domestic abuse:

• Introduce ACEs

• Examine trauma informed practice

• Explore triggers that can result in challenging behaviour

• Examine strategies to engage with CYP

• Examine strategies to support CYP developing resilience

• To offer a framework of working that enables collaboration with CYP

• To promote relational interactions and kindness

 

To book, please follow the links below and book through Eventbrite.  Both courses run from 9.30am (prompt) until 12.30pm.

 

14 January 2020 – Rushmoor

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-abc-of-trauma-children-and-young-people-the-link-with-domestic-abuse-tickets-86490662901

30 January 2020 – Netley

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-abc-of-trauma-children-and-young-people-the-link-with-domestic-abuse-tickets-86491996891

2018-19 Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) publication released

This publication provides the findings from the Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. Safeguarding Adults is a statutory duty for Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities in England under the Care Act 2014, in order to safeguard adults from abuse or neglect. The data is collected directly from these councils, also known as ‘local authorities’ in this publication.

The aim of this publication is to inform users about aspects of safeguarding activity at national, regional and local level. It is labelled as Experimental Statistics as, due to local variation in how safeguarding activity is defined and reported, there are limitations in the interpretation and usage of the data.

The Adult Social Care Analytical Hub, which is an interactive business intelligence tool published alongside the data tables, presents further insight of the data, including breakdowns by local authority.

Save the Date – 17/01/20 County Lines/Serious Violence Summit

Hampshire Constabulary is organising a County Lines/Serious Violence Summit for the 17th January 2020 at Netley Headquarters, Southampton.

 

The purpose of this summit is to share information on the national to local perspective of County Lines.  It will also make partners aware of the proposed operational activity in partnership with the Metropolitan Police which commences in January where  county lines operating across Hampshire, IofW, Portsmouth and Southampton will be targeted.

 

There will also be a presentation from the Rescue and Response Team based in London, who will provide information on the service they provide, but also information on some of the instances where this team have been used to return and support children/young adults who are located in our police area.

 

Further details and booking information will be circulated in due course.

New referral mechanism for Modern Slavery

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support.

Modern slavery is a complex crime and may involve multiple forms of exploitation. It encompasses:

  • human trafficking
  • slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour

An individual could have been a victim of human trafficking and/or slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Victims may not be aware that they are being trafficked or exploited, and may have consented to elements of their exploitation, or accepted their situation. If you think that modern slavery has taken place, the case should be referred to the NRM so that the Single Competent Authority (SCA) can fully consider the case. You do not need to be certain that someone is a victim.

This guidance explains how to complete the referral form before it is considered by the relevant SCA within the Home Office.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight among Early Adopters of Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service

All local authorities within Wales, Greater Manchester, West Midlands Combined Authorities, East Midlands, Croydon, Hampshire and Isle of Wight have become Early Adopter Sites of Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service.

Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs) are professionals who support children who have potentially been trafficked, and the role of an ICTG is outlined in Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and within the following interim guidance.

ICTGs will provide one-on-one support to trafficked and potentially trafficked children within the Early Adopter Sites where there is no-one with parental responsibility for that child.

Hate Crime Report 2018-2019

This is the eleventh Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability hate crime. Underlying data contained in this report can be found in the data section of the CPS website (www.cps.gov.uk)

Hate Crime Report 2018-2019

Combating Loneliness; A Guide for Local Authorities

The Local Government Association (LGA), in partnership with the Campaign to End Loneliness and Age UK, have produced Combating Loneliness; A Guide for Local Authorities.

Over 9 million people in the UK across all adult ages – more than the population of London – are either always or often lonely. Half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.

If you know someone is lonely or socially isolated, they may be vulnerable, or open to forms of abuse, such as mate crime. There is help and resources available to them. The HSAB campaign for 2019 addresses loneliness and social isolation. For more information visit Connect to Support Hampshire or to report a concern, please contact Hampshire Adults Health & Care on 0300 555 1386.

Click on the links below to view and/or download the posters for the 2019 Loneliness and Social Isolation Campaign:

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Unidentified Adults

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:

icn_web Spotlight on Unidentified Adults

icn_web Unidentified Adults Toolkit

Hate Crime Reporting App Now Available Across Hampshire and Isle of Wight

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.

Reducing Parental Conflict: Free Professional Development / Training Opportunity

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.

 

Why attend?

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 cs.nominations@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 715669.

 

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Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report

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.

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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.

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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: http://www.portsmouthsab.uk/scrs-2/

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

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:

https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/safecarwash

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:

www.yellowdoor.org.uk

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

The Protocol is also available in Large Print

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