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:
4LSAB Multi-agency hoarding Guidance FINAL 2019
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:
Multi-Agency Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation
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):
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) in England
Safeguarding Children: Working Together under the Children Act 2004 (2007) in Wales
New guidance on Modern Slavery has been added to GOV.UK. The guidance can be found on our Practice Guidance and Resources page here:
Practice Guidance and Resources