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HSAB and HSCB Family Approach Toolkit and Workshops

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board and Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board will be running a number of joint workshops in June and July 2019. The overarching aim of these workshops is to launch the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Adults and Children’s Family Approach Protocol and supporting practitioner toolkit.


The workshop will use information from the toolkit to support professionals from both children and adult sectors across the Pan Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas to understand how issues including Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Domestic Violence, Learning Disabilities and Neglect, affect all family members, including children (as well as unborn babies) and adults at risk as defined in the Care Act 2014.


Delegates will be given time to consider how the needs of children and / or adults living with hidden harm impact on the whole family, and the importance of early identification of these needs and effective communication between services is important in order to support those at risk and their families.


The content of the workshops is the same in all locations and professionals from any agency operating in each of the four local authority areas are able to book onto any event for free. The workshop will run for between two to three hours.


Please visit our Learning Zone  pages for more information.

New resources from the Home Office available linked to Serious and Organised Crime – October 2018

Please find below links to information supplied from the Home Office regarding a number of recently published sector based resources for frontline staff on serious and organised crime. The guidance is aimed at supporting policing and other statutory frontline staff – particularly those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults – in identifying potential victims of this type of criminal exploitation. It sets out the signs to look for in potential victims, and what action staff should take so that potential victims get the support and help they need. The document supplements an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies.


This is the guidance:

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance Sept 2018


Alongside the guidance, there are also resources for frontline professionals to help policing and statutory staff recognise the signs to look out for, that could indicate that someone is a victim of county lines gangs:

Protecting vulnerable people from exploitation resources for frontline professionals Sept 2018


The Home Office is also raising awareness of county lines across a range of non-statutory sectors. Here are the resources for staff working in the following sectors:

Materials for the social housing sector are currently being developed and will be available shortly.  Finally, there are also some social media resources: Social media resources.