It can be challenging to identify a potential victim of modern slavery and potential victims may be reluctant or unable to come forward themselves. That is why it is important for frontline staff to look out for signs of modern slavery.
The Home Office has produced the flyer below to assist staff to identify the signs of modern slavery:
COVID-19 and Modern Slavery Flyer FINAL
Reports of separate incidences in Fareham and Gosport of drug overdoses and drug related deaths amongst opiate users have recently been raised. The incidences relate to the use of heroin and crack. It is not known as this stage if this is as a result of a contaminated, adulterated or unusually strong drugs.
Local anecdotal reports suggest that the impact of COVID-19 could be potentially affecting the purity of available substances or influencing the amount people are taking by either buying more due to fears of a drought or perceptions of reduced strength/purity.
Please see further information in the poster attached below and circulate this information to relevant partners and service users.
SHIP Drug Alert Poster
The HSAB have created two posters to provide information and guidance for those self-isolating during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and for those supporting people who are self-isolating or being shielded. The posters can be viewed below:
The HSAB have set up a dedicated webpage to cover information and guidance around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is aimed at both the public and professionals and covers both national and local guidance.
The pandemic is a fast-changing situation and the information provided will be updated on a regular basis. Please view the webpage here:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership has highlighted that domestic abuse is of increasing concern during the lockdown period of the current coronavirus crisis. It has created a dedicated page on its existing website to host this information:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse: Information and Updates
Links to this page have also been placed in a banner at the top of its usual homepage:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse