Rushmoor and Hart Domestic Abuse Services and Support Seminar

Please see attached an invitation to a training seminar being run by Rushmoor and Hart Domestic Abuse Services on Friday 16th June. The aims of the seminar are:

  • To learn about local services and the role and remit of agencies
  • To identify ways of working together and referral pathways
  • To understand more about what ‘safety planning’ means and how to best protect clients

icn_pdf Rushmoor and Hart DA seminar Invitation

 

Online Self-Harming Game

HSAB has been made aware of an online ‘game’ which encourages young people to self harm for 50 days and then take their life by suicide on the last day. It is  believed that the game originated in Russia and there have been reports of its use in other areas of Europe. We have been asked not to circulate the name of the ‘game’.

Public Health England advice is to treat this information and the sharing of the information with extreme caution and ensure sensitive communication. Emails and communications can promote the issue and cause harm through undue concern and inadvertently encouraging risky behaviour. Specifically they are recommending the name and descriptions of the alleged-game is not shared . PHE recommends that concerned parties should relay generic advice. The following pointers should be helpful:

Hidden Adults Survey Monkey – For all professionals to complete

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:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8CDQ9WJ

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.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Foundation have announced this Mental Health Awareness Week on their website:

“Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.”

Find out more information on their website here:

Mental Health Foundation

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017

Dying Matters is a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. Every year in May, Dying Matters runs an awareness week – this year it is from 8-14 May and provides an opportunity to talk about dying, death and bereavement. Anyone can get involved; access resources and support or run an event.

The aim of Dying Matters Awareness Week is to get people talking about and more active in planning for dying and death and helping support those who may need it in times of grief and bereavement.

Kate Granger, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, who sadly died in July 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Since her diagnosis, Kate wrote two books and launched the “hello my name is” campaign, which received national and international attention. She campaigned tirelessly for better end of life care. In this powerful and emotional ‘Kate’s Story’, Kate and her husband Chris discuss their situation with honesty, humour and pragmatism.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sixOl7FIhl8

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Action on Elder Abuse has announced that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (or WEAAD for short) will be on a Thursday this year, and as always is 15th June. As we are sure you are aware, abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, or psychological (emotional), or can be caused by neglect. It affects about 500,000 older people across the UK each year, causing enormous pain and suffering. WEAAD was created to educate people how to prevent abuse, or how to get help if they are being, or have been abused, or are at risk of being abused.

Further information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and how you can support Action on Elder Abuse can be found on their website here:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Hampton Trust new training dates

The Hampton Trust has just released a set of new training dates, details of which are shown below:

 

Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young PeopleTuesday 9th May 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence – Friday 19th May 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Domestic Abuse and New Legislation – Thursday 8th June 2017 – 10am – 1pm

Successful Engagement with Perpetrators – Friday  14th July 2017 – 10am – 4pm

 

Training to be held in Winchester

£60 per person

Lunch not provided but light refreshments available

 

To book onto the training please download an application form at:

https://www.hamptontrust.org.uk/the-trust/training/

Then email it to aimee.hall@hamptontrust.org.uk If you have any queries regarding training please contact Aimee Hall on the above email address.

icn_doc Training booking form

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan 2016/21 – Now Published

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan 2016/21

This Strategic Plan highlights the HSAB’s strategic priorities and objectives over the next five years. A number of factors have helped to shape and influence these priorities including a review of the Board carried out earlier in the year, response to national developments, the findings of a major stakeholder survey undertaken in January 2016 and feedback gained from a series of engagement events held in May 2016. For more detailed information on this plan and others, please visit our Strategies & Plans page.

HSAB Annual Report 2015-2016

HSAB has published its annual report for 2015/16. 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.  This report covers a one year period (1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016) and 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:

HSAB Annual Report 2015-2016

Have Your Say! Let Us Know How We’re Doing!

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is undertaking a survey to find out what’s important to local people when it comes to safeguarding adults at risk from abuse or neglect and suggestions about improving local safeguarding services.  Have your say and let us know how we’re doing by filling out this short questionnaire. The Board will be using the feedback provided will be used to inform the Safeguarding Plan we are writing for the area covered by Hampshire County Council.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HSAB1

Revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act

On 10th March the Department of Health published the refreshed edition of the Care and Support statutory guidance. The statutory guidance supports implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities, the NHS, the police and other partners. The new edition supersedes the version issued in October 2014. It takes account of regulatory changes, feedback from stakeholders and the care sector and developments following the postponement of social care funding reforms to 2020.  The guidance is being published as an online document and the new format is intended to be read online and so has improved navigation and search functionality. Not all chapters have been revised and some have only received minor clarifications to improve understanding following feedback from the sector.

Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 (Updated March 2016, DH)

The link below indicates where changes have been made and provides more detail on the more significant changes.

Table summarising revisions to the Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance

The Department of Health has also update the series of factsheets about the Care act 2014.

Care Act 2014 Factsheets (Updated March 2016, DH)

Revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 – March 2016

The revised Statutory Guidance to the Care Act 2014 has been published.  The main change is the removal of the DASM role replaced with a new section on allegations management. There is also a new section on practice leadership relating to core agencies.  Some forms of abuse such as financial and domestic abuse have been expanded to reflect new legislation. The link to the new statutory guidance can be found below:

Revised Care Act Statutory Guidance (March 2016)

Please find a summary of key changes to Chapter 14 of the Care Act 2014 in the link below.

Key changes to Chapter 14 of the Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance March 2016

 

Launch of new website for the Housing and Safeguarding Adults Alliance

The Housing and Safeguarding Adults Alliance (HASAA) has launched a new and revised website (http://www.housinglin.org.uk/AdultSafeguardingAndHousing), hosted by the Housing LIN (Learning Improvement Network).  The site has separate links for legislation and practice issues.   Of particular interest to housing providers may be the example of another housing provider’s Safeguarding Adults’ policy and procedures. These have been provided via the HASAA by the Together Housing Group as part of the Alliance’s commitment to share good practice. Together Housing’s policy and procedures have been updated to reflect changes arising from the Care Act 2014, including revised definitions, types of abuse, ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’, making enquiries, and Safeguarding Adults Reviews. The Housing and Safeguarding Adults Alliance brings together leading-edge housing providers to work alongside professional and trade body representatives, and partners in adult social care and health, to encourage, assist, promote and recognise the role and contribution of the housing sector in safeguarding adults with the aim of improving the engagement of all social housing providers in safeguarding adults and build greater understanding by the statutory partners of the key role housing can play. The Alliance steering group  comprises representatives from: Anchor, Centre for Housing and Support,  Chartered Institute of Housing, Housing Learning Improvement Network, Knightstone Housing Association, National Housing Federation, Peabody, Research in Practice for Adults, Sitra, Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group, Sutton Housing Partnership, Together Housing.

Ms B Safeguarding Adult Review

Statement from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

 The report into the findings of the Ms B Safeguarding Adult Review is published today. Carol Bode, the independent chair of the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has provided the following message:

“At its meeting on 16 December, the Board considered the findings of the Safeguarding Adult Review regarding the case of Ms B, and the series of recommendations for how the agencies involved in her support could work better together in the future.

Ms B 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”.

Ms B Safeguarding Adult Review Report December 2015

Ms B Safeguarding Adult Review Executive Summary (December 2015)

Note:

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.

HSCB FGM Strategy

Hampshire’s Safeguarding Boards have collaborated to  develop a new multi-agency policy and practice guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This covers mandatory reporting duties relating to girls under 18 year old and also our wider responsibilities to women over 18 years who may have been subject to FGM. Copies of these documents can be found in the Professionals area of the website.

Launch of the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight PREVENT Partnership Board Website

This week the Hampshire and IOW PREVENT Partnership Board published its new website. It hosts a wealth of useful information and resources relating to the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism. Links to national and local guidance, training, resources and support organisations can be found on the PREVENT Website which can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.hampshireiowpreventboard.org.uk

 

Launch of the Wellbeing Trigger Tool

Hampshire County Council’s Supportive Communities Team have developed a new Wellbeing Trigger Tool e-learning package. This is a free 45 minute interactive training tool to help volunteers, neighbours and the general public and professionals  to help people to stay well, independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible.  With a focus on helping people to help themselves, thinking about quality of life and remembering to ‘Think Carers!’, this light touch training tool will help anyone to support someone in their local community. The training also introduces the new ‘Connect to Support’ website which offers information and a directory of services for Hampshire residents.  Please use the following link to access the training or alternatively, you can access this through the ‘Community and Your Area’ section from the Hantsweb host page:

http://www.hants.gov.uk/pactelearning/triggertool/story.html

Please share this training as far and wide as you can as it is helpful to all. You are welcome to put a link to the training on your own websites. Your local Voluntary Service will also be offering a free community based version of this training from October 2016.