The Safeguarding in Transition Workshop is now open for bookings.
This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to Transitional Safeguarding exploring key issues and themes relating to this challenging area of practice. As well as raising awareness and understanding of national developments and emerging themes the workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to think collaboratively about best practice in transitional safeguarding work. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the key issues and challenges they experience in safeguarding adolescents and young adults, as well as their successes.
Got to the Eventbrite web page to make your booking.
Visit our HSAB website news page and social media below for further updates.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering free confidential and impartial advice online, over the phone and in person. We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating and Citizens Advice provides good quality, independent advice to help people at a time of need. Citizen’s Advice Hampshire has published a number of winter initiatives to support people in Hampshire over the winter period. Please share these widely.
Citizens Advice – Summary of winter projects
The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Learning and Development Programme 2021/22 has now been published. Details of courses available, and how to book a place, can be found on the browse and book courses page of the HSAB website at Browse & Book Courses. A number of dates are still being finalised, but once confirmed will go live on our Eventbrite page. Please watch our website news page and social media for further updates.
The HSAB training programme is fully funded by the HSAB and free to attendees.. It can be accessed by all partner agencies. Places must be booked in advance via Eventbrite and only one place can be booked per person using a workplace email address. All cancellations or changes to bookings must be sent in writing to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to attend without providing an apology may result in you not being able to book on future courses.
The HSAB has been made aware that Scammers are trying to take advantage of people’s worries and uncertainty about the pandemic, especially those who are alone, self-isolating or in financial difficulty within the Hampshire Area.
- The latest incident we have been made aware of is an older person being cold called from an individual claiming to be able to provide a COVID vaccine for a fee.
The NHS is the only organisation which has access to the vaccine, and will never ask for money. Medical or health professionals will not come to your home unannounced and without prior notification. If anyone attempts to force or coerce you into handing over funds – in person or otherwise – always contact the police.
Coronavirus-related scams include:
- Sales of fake products such as face masks, supplements, anti-virus kits and sanitisers, which may be harmful or simply never arrive
- Bogus healthcare workers who try to gain access to your home by claiming to offer testing for COVID-19
- People pretending to be from charities offering to do shopping or carry out cleansing tasks
- Emails asking for donations to the NHS.
The HSAB Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Hub has information on where to get help and find out more information on COVID-19: https://www.hampshiresab.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-public-and-professionals
There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.
The NHS will never ask for a person’s banking information so please do not provide as it will be a scam
There is a texting scam leaflet you can download here: https://cfa.nhs.uk/resources/downloads/fraud-awareness/covid-19/COVID-19_SMS_and_Text_Message_Scams.pdf
The scam has been reported in the media here: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1378158/NHS-Covid-19-Vaccination-Vaccine-Appointment-Pfizer-BioNTech-Text-Scam-How-To-Avoid