4LSAB Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance – Published December 2018

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:

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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:

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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.

Free CAMHS Courses released September 2018

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.

 

Introduction to Mental Health in Children and Young People

Introduction to Attachment Difficulties and Developmental Trauma in Children and Young People

Introduction to Self-Harm in Children and Young People

Introduction to Mental Health in Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties / Disabilities

Introduction to Eating Disorders in Children and Young People

Introduction to Anxiety Disorder in Children and Young People

Introduction to Autism in Children and Young People in a CAMHS context

Introduction to ADHD

 

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: High Risk Domestic Abuse

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.

High Risk Domestic Abuse (HRDA) meetings

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.

Modern Slavery Protocol for Local Authorities

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.

Family Approach Protocol

Click here to access the Family Approach Protocol

This 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.

This protocol, and its supporting documents in the online toolkit replace what was previously produced in the Joint Working Protocol (JWP). The information from the JWP has been distilled and presented in a more digestible format, and has been co-produced by agencies in both the children’s and adult’s workforce. The summary and flowchart from the JWP is still available for professionals here.

The aspects of practice described in this protocol are a shared responsibility, and must be at the heart of practice across all partner agencies of the 4LSAB and 4LSCBs.

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