Monthly Archives: January 2021

HSAB Learning and Development Programme – Safeguarding in Transition open for bookings

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.

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Citizens Advice – Summary of winter projects

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

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board Learning and Development Programme 2021/22 now published

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 hsab@hants.gov.uk. Failure to attend without providing an apology may result in you not being able to book on future courses.

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership – Free Domestic Abuse Training Opportunities

Listed below is a great range of free training webinars  being run over the next few months by the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership.   Book on soon to secure a place and  share this information with your colleagues.

Further details and all courses are listed on the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership Training and Events webpage.  There are lots more new courses on their way shortly so check in regularly to see what’s new!

21 January 2021: Alcohol and Domestic Violence

21 January 2021: Counselling Skills for Those Working with Survivors (CPD accredited)

27 January 2021: An Introduction to Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry

27 January 2021: Domestic Violence and Mental Health

3 February 2021: Introduction to Gender-based Violence

8 February 2021: Becoming Trauma Informed for Health and Social Care Managers (CPD accredited)

16 February 2021: Domestic Abuse – How to Ask & Responding to Disclosures

26 February 2021: Introduction to Gender-based Violence

1 March 2021: Trauma Informed Practice for Health and Social Care Workers

3 March 2021: Understanding the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Domestic Abuse Perpetrators and Violent Offenders

16 March 2021: Alcohol and Domestic Violence

17 March 2021: Domestic Violence and Mental Health

 

Pre-recorded webinars – available anytime

‘8 days a week’: A snapshot report on the precariousness of LGBT+ domestic abuse services’

Lockdown Changes: A Support Seminar by Safe Lives

Covid-19 Domestic Abuse Crisis: Working with Police partners on responding to the ‘shadow pandemic’

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams – be extra vigilant

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

COVID Vaccination Scam Alert

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