National Safeguarding Adults Week – 18th to 24th November 2019
Safeguarding Adults Boards across the country will be hosting National Safeguarding Adults Week on the 18th – 24th November 2019. The 4 Local Safeguarding Adults Boards pan Hampshire and the IOW will be supporting the week.
As well as any local initiatives that week there will be a national push on the following topics:
- Modern Slavery
- Self Neglect
- Domestic Abuse
- Transforming Care
- Safeguarding adults in sport and activity
Further information about National Safeguarding Adults Week can be found here. Resources will be available from the Ann Craft Trust via the above link to promote the event.
You can engage with events taking place on social media with the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek. The HSAB will be supporting the national topics using the normal social media channels:
Twitter – @hsab_hampshire
Facebook Page – Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Page
Locally, we will be launching the Hoarding protocol, which is being coordinated and led by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) on 18th November 2019. We are also launching our new 4 local safeguarding board animated scribe video on the 18th. Our local resources can be found on Keeping Safe pages.
The 2018/19 Annual Report, and summary/infographic, for the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has now been published and can be viewed below. This will be the last such report published by the HSCB as local safeguarding has now transferred to the Safeguarding Partners and Relevant Agencies (September 2019). These documents provide an overview of safeguarding activity carried out between April 2018 and March 2019.
The first joint NHS England and NHS Improvement Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework (SAAF) has just been published. This framework builds on its predecessor by strengthening the NHS commitment to promoting the safety, protection and welfare of children, young people and adults.
This framework has been developed in partnership with other organisations and professional bodies. It is intended to clarify the roles and responsibilities of those we work with in a system that is developing rapidly. In addition, it provides the flexibility needed at local level to support professional practice and the partnerships needed to promote healthy behaviours to keep individuals and communities safe from harm.
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the NHS
The Family Approach 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.
The information in this toolkit has been jointly developed by the 4LSCBs and 4LSABs. It is free to access and available to all practitioners from any agency / organisation working with children, adults with care and support needs, and their families across the areas.
Click here to access the toolkit
The Protocol is also available in Large Print