‘Protecting Domestic Abuse Victims from Technological Risks’ training will be held on Friday 18th May, 9.30am – 1pm at Hart Council Offices in Fleet.
The training will be delivered by Jennifer Perry from the Digital-Trust who is an expert in this field and has developed some easy to use tools and guidance which can be used with victims to explain the practical measures to increase their safety. All those attending the training will receive a memory stick with the resources.
The training is free to delegates and expected demand for this training is high. Please see the poster below for booking details:
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:
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Learning and Development Programme 1819
All events are free to attend and can be registered for on our Eventbrite page here:
Book you place via our Eventbrite page
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.”
Mr C SAR and Thematic Review Reports
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.
Policy from the Department of Health and Social Care providing guidance with the aim of assisting practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers.
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.
Modern Slavery – A Council Guide
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:
HSAB Annual Report 2016-2017
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:
Little Book of Big Scams
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:
Trading Standards help vulnerable residents recoup more than two million pounds
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:
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Report
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:
Cherry Tree Café Activitea
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
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:
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)
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.
Speak out… If we know, we can help
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.
Your rights explained
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.