Domestic Abuse training opportunities (free)

Please see the list below of free training opportunities provided by Public Health for professionals working in Hampshire.  The full list with learning objectives can be accessed on our Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership training web page: Training and events | Health and social care | Hampshire County Council (

Alternatively, click on the individual course link for more course detail and to book a place.  Please share with your networks accordingly:

For any questions please contact:

Jude Ruddock-Atcherley, Strategic Domestic Abuse Manager Public Health, Adults Health & Care, Hampshire County Council Email:

4LSAB Fire Safety Framework Training Event – 14th October 2021

The 4LSAB Fire Safety Development Subgroup is a partnership led by the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, to ensure that fire safety risk management is embedded into partner working practices to reduce people being killed or seriously injured in fires.

The group recently launched the 4LSAB Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework in May 2021, with the purpose of providing all frontline staff, and other professionals, who are responsible for delivering care and support services with support and guidance for the effective management of fire risks within the home or residential setting.

Introducing the 4LSAB Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework

To support this launch, a virtual event is being held on Thursday 14th October from 10am till 12.30pm with a number of topics being delivered by local subject leads. The invitation linked below provides further details about the event, as well as how to book.

Invitation to 4LSAB Fire Safety Framework Training Event – 14 Oct 21

HSAB Annual Report 2020 – 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Hampshire Safeguarding Adult Board (HSAB) Annual Report 2020/21 has now been published and can be viewed via the HSAB website here:

HSAB Annual Report 2020 – 2021

Please share the link to the report widely within your organisation, including any internal safeguarding committees and governance boards to ensure they are sighted on the strategic priorities agreed by the HSAB.

Thank you.

Introducing the 4LSAB Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework

Introducing the 4LSAB Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board are pleased to announce the launch of the   4LSAB – Local Safeguarding Adult Boards – Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework).

The Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework has been developed to provide all frontline staff and other professionals who are responsible for delivering care and support services with support and guidance for the effective management of fire risks within the home or residential setting.

This tool will help to provide an awareness of:

  • The key risk factors for individuals who have an increased vulnerability towards fire.
  • An understanding of the impact this vulnerability to fire can have on the individual, neighbouring occupants or other residents.
  • The early interventions and control measures available to ensure such risks can be managed in the most effective way.

Please visit the Hampshire and IOW Fire and Rescue Service to watch the launch video on the framework:

Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework – Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service, Official website of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service (

Supporting people living with dementia through safeguarding processes

Guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care on supporting people living with dementia to be involved in Adult Safeguarding Enquires has just been published.  This is available from the Gov website here: Supporting people living with dementia through safeguarding processes – GOV.UK (

This guidance has also been included within the HSAB website here:

Guidance for people with dementia on safeguarding enquiries

Sasha Safeguarding Adult Review Learning Summary – March 2021

To build on the work already undertaken by partners since publication of the Sasha SAR in May 2020, the HSAB has developed the briefing  linked below which specifically addresses learning relating to the understanding and application of Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act specifically where a person is presenting with severe self-harm and suicide behaviour and is refusing treatment:

SAR Learning Point 6: The Provisions of the Mental Health Act should be applied robustly in order to ensure safety and treatment. This will prevent confusion as to the status of a detained person as well as clarity regarding use of the Mental Health Act and/or Mental Capacity Act.

SAR Learning Point 7: Mental Capacity needs careful and robust assessment where a person is presenting with severe self-harm and suicide behaviour and is refusing treatment.

SAR Learning Point 8: Advance decisions should always attract questions and seeking of legal advice in cases of self-harm and suicidal behaviour.

This briefing is intended as a useful tool to support and guide for staff working in this particularly complex and challenging area of practice.

 Sasha Safeguarding Adult Review – Learning Summary

Domestic Abuse Bill – Committee Stage

February has seen the completion of the Committee Stage of the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Lords.

Key amendments proposed by peers this month included those raised to:

  • give powers of entry to registered social workers where there is suspected abuse of adults at risk
  • place a duty on Local Authorities to report suspected abuse when they conduct financial assessments for adult social care
  • make sure that controlling or coercive behaviour carried out by a relative, is an offense irrespective of if the relative lives with the victim
  • clarify certain wording contained within the Bill.

The Domestic Abuse Bill will now move to the report stage, which gives all members of the Lords a further opportunity to examine and make amendments to the Bill.

Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Partnership – New Virtual Learning Programme 2021-22

The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has announced the launch of its Virtual Multi-agency Learning Platform programme for 2021-22; free online training to all professionals working with children and families who live in the Hampshire Local Authority area.

The Virtual Learning Platform, consisting of virtual courses, Webinar Wednesdays, and e-learning materials, was developed last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure professionals could continue accessing safeguarding training following the suspension of face-to-face learning.

Since its inception, the virtual training has gone from strength to strength, having had over 3,000 Hampshire delegates attend just the HSCP’s Webinar Wednesdays alone. Feedback received has been positive on the variety of courses offered and accessibility.

This year’s programme will see a repeat of the most popular courses such as An Introduction to Safeguarding Infants, Neglect, and Harmful Cultural Practices, as well as the introduction of new safeguarding themes, including:

  • An Introduction to Keeping Children Safe Online
  • An Introduction to Safeguarding Children with Disabilities (including Learning Disabilities)
  • Working with families with No Recourse to Public Funding
  • New Domestic Abuse themed webinars

To browse the full range of courses for 2021-22 and book your free place, visit the HSCP’s events website now.

If you have any queries regarding this training, please contact the HSCP Events team on

4LSAB Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework Podcast

The HSAB has published a Podcast on the 4LSAB Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework. The Podcast provides an overview of the MARM Framework and explains how the process can be applied in practice.  Please visit the HSAB Learning Zone to view the Podcast:

HSAB Learning Zone – e-Learning and Podcasts

The MARM Framework can be found on the HSAB website: Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework (MARM) 2020

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 CoursesA 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 Failure to attend without providing an apology may result in you not being able to book on future courses.

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.

Visit our  HSAB website news page and social media below for further updates.



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 at:   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Hub | Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (

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: COVID-19_SMS_and_Text_Message_Scams.pdf (

The scam has been reported in the media here:

The Church of England wants to hear from victims and survivors as it carries out a full review of past safeguarding cases

Victims and survivors of church related abuse are invited to take part in a major review that has been commissioned nationally by the Church of England across the country. The Diocese of Guildford wants to hear from you, to listen and learn from your experiences.

Coming forward

Anybody who would like to give information or make disclosures about church-related abuse is asked to contact Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Jackie Broadfoot ( on 07918 559387.

A dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church of England by the NSPCC has been set up. We hope this will make it easier for you to talk about what happened to you.

Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context, whether they are reporting issues relating to children or adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.

The Bishop of Guildford, The Rt Revd Andrew Watson says: “It is important we do everything we can to make our churches the safest places they can be. Safe means different things to different people but this review will help us to ensure that the concerns reported to our churches have been dealt with properly, and the care taken and the support given is of the high quality that people rightly deserve.  We have learnt from a previous review that survivors and victims’ voices are critical, and I would urge you to come forward.”

We know that local support is also critical. The Diocese of Guildford has established two listening services for those people who have experienced church related abuse but who might want to talk through their experiences and feeling before taking any next step. The two different listening options (one within the Diocese and one managed independently of the Diocese by an organisation called  Thirtyone:eight  will allow those people who do come forward to our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, to choose who and how they are supported. More details on these two critical listening services can be found  HERE

Lasting Power of Attorney – Lets Plan Ahead Campaign

The Let’s Plan Ahead (LPA) Campaign is a multi-agency initiative which aims to raise awareness and drive the uptake of Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare, hosted on the HSAB website on new, dedicated webpages found here:


These pages are intended to provide a range of resources to support both the public and professionals to understand the legal arrangements around making a Lasting Power of Attorney, and to share this information with their family members, within staff teams and within the wider community. There are specific resources related to making a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare as the uptake of these is low nationally and every adult should consider having this in place regardless of their age. The resources include short films and information documents which can be downloaded and printed.


We encourage all residents of Hampshire to visit the site and consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare. Once you have these arrangements in place you can rest assured that somebody you know and trust, who knows your wishes, will be able to make decisions in your best interests.

HSAB Newsletter Issue 3 November 2020

See  Issue 3 of the HSAB Newsletter by clicking on the image below. The newsletter includes articles on:-

  • Adult Safeguarding Week
  • COVID-19 Mental Health &Wellbeing
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Adolescent to Parent  Violence
  • Self-Neglect

Support Mental Health Issues During Lockdown

Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.  As we go into a second lockdown please keep a lookout for your family, friends and neighbours who may be struggling.

SHOUT is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text: 85258

SAMARITANS – Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free of charge)

Stop Domestic Abuse: COVID-19 Service Delivery Extension of Advice Line Hours

As an important element of their COVID-19 pandemic response, Stop Domestic Abuse will continue to extend the opening hours of the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line until 31 March 2020. Details of the services available are as follows:


Stop Domestic Abuse

COVID-19 Service Delivery until 31 March 2021


Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service


Secure email:

Telephone: 033 0016 5112


Advice Line opening hours:

For victims, perpetrators and their family/friends and professionals

9.30am-8.00pm Monday –Friday.


Refuges can be accessed 24 hrs by calling 033 0016 5112 and following the answerphone instructions.


Portsmouth Integrated Domestic Abuse Refuge and Outreach Service


Secure email:

Telephone: 02392 065494

Opening hours: 9:00am – 9.00pm Monday-Friday

Weekends and bank holidays 10:00am-6.00pm