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.
We have received the following information from Radian, regarding their plans for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:
Radian are joining people across the world preparing activities in readiness of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Friday 15 June. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons.
Working together, we can build the social supports that can prevent elder abuse.
At Radian, our sheltered schemes are highlighting key messages to raise awareness of abuse and neglect and what to do if it affects you or anyone you know.
We all deserve to lead happy and healthy lives free from abuse as we age, yet older people are mistreated more often than we think. Despite the conversations we have, rarely do we have conversations about mistreatment and what to do if you have concerns. WEAAD provides the opportunity to do so.
Our sheltered schemes will dedicate a coffee morning to WEAAD, promoting understanding and the support that is available though www.radian.co.uk/safeguarding, the Action on Elder Abuse Helpline 080 8808 8141, and their website www.elderabuse.org.uk.
Join us in supporting the work of Action on Elder Abuse.
We are inviting participants and staff to donate to Action on Elder Abuse through the purple ribbon campaign and donate for cake at coffee mornings. We are also organising ‘shred-a-thon’ activities for all our sheltered residents, enabling us to strengthen personal information by making sure it is securely destroyed, protecting against fraudulent abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15th June 2018
This year World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on Friday 15th June. Please will you support us on or around that day?
Action on Elder Abuse has created this brochure to help give you some ideas about how you could help – an A to Z of events or fundraising ideas appears on pages 3 to 4 – perhaps a (sponsored) wheelchair push draws your eye, or a coffee morning, bake sale, open garden day, name the baby photo competition, bucket collection, or an abseil down a building ….. or perhaps you would just like to raise awareness of the issue in your area.
The brochure also gives ideas on how you can ensure your activity is a success and realise the best return for your time and efforts.
As you know 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. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is about educating people how to prevent abuse, or how to get help if they are being abused. It is also however about having some fun, whilst supporting a worthy cause.
All you need to do is commit to running an event – please let Action on Elder Abuse know what you plan, when you expect to run your activity, and order any items you need directly from them . Please email email@example.com if you have questions or queries. Thank-you in anticipation of your support.
The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board are pleased to announce the launch of ICON which is a multi agency response to Abusive Head Trauma in infants.
ICON stands for;
I Infant crying is normal
C Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby
O It’s OK to walk away if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you
N Never ever shake or hurt a baby
Following a number of Serious Case Reviews in Hampshire they have collaborated with national experts and parents to develop a programme of intervention aimed at educating parents on how to cope with a crying baby, and handle a baby safely. Launch events are taking place on the 17 September 2018 at the Ashburton Hall, EII, Winchester, SO23 8UG
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:
The NTS Scams Team are currently focussing on establishing a partnership with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to engage at a national level to improve local partnerships and operational delivery. Helping to raise awareness of abuse and improve safeguarding practices, ADASS, in partnership with the Local Government Association, Adult Principal Social Worker Network and National Trading Standards, has published guidance on financial abuse and scams, for Directors and people working in social care.
The guidance and other publications can be found via the following link https://www.adass.org.uk/greater-awareness-needed-to-prevent-abuse-of-older-people-with-care-and-support-needs-says-adass and is also available in our Resource zone.
A report from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner was launched on Monday 11th September, covering the combatting of modern slavery experienced by Vietnamese nationals in the UK. The full report can be found on their website here:
The Care Quality Commission have just released a new publication on equality and human rights. The full document can be found on their website here:
Stop Loan Sharks: Illegal Money Lending
Over 310,000 households in the UK use illegal money lenders every year. Unauthorised lenders, or loan sharks as they are more commonly known in the UK operate a money lending business without permission from the Financial Conduct Authority and are acting illegally. The guide is to aid Health and Social Care Professionals. Please use the link below to access the Resource Zone
The Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Dementia Action Group are now running a social afternoon event every Thursday of activities and afternoon tea suited for people with dementia and their carers.
The events are taking place in the Cherry Tree Café in the Velmore Centre, Falkland Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3GY. More information can be found in the flyer below:
Moving between hospital and home, including care homes – A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care.
Published: September 2017
Registered managers and their teams play an important role in supporting people when they are transferring in and out of hospital. This quick guide provides a brief overview of how managers can work with hospitals to ensure a good experience of transition for the people in their care.
The guide includes:
What you can do to ensure successful transitions
What you can expect from your local hospital team
What you should expect after discharge
In 2015, a Cross-Party Review of Fundraising Regulation recommended that a service should be set up for members of the public to control the nature and frequency of charity communications that they receive. The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) has now been launched to ensure that people can easily manage these communications.
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:
- We encourage extreme caution on sharing online content to young people that may be distressing or upsetting. If young people express any concern or worries over material they have seen online, or posts or comments that friends or other people have made, it is important to listen to them and offer support. Remember that harmful and distressing materials can be reported through social media channels.
- Providing information and signposting to support for all young people is important at all times. It may also be useful to provide advice on how young people can support themselves and their friends.
- Increasingly people use the internet to express themselves and share their thoughts and feelings, or to participate in online activities. Sometimes we may see things, read things or participate in things that we find upsetting and it’s important to know what to do if this happens to look after ourselves and support each other.
- Samaritans, in partnership with Facebook has produced a guide on what to do if you are concerned about a friend. This information also applies to how to help colleagues or students.
- If you have concerns that someone is suicidal, useful information can be found here:http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/what-speak-us-about/if-you%E2%80%99re-worried-about-someone-else
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.