Please remember to visit the Havering Safeguarding Partnerships newly designed website which was launched on 31 January www.safeguardinghavering.org.uk
The new site features improved functionality and easy access to essential safeguarding information to support residents and multi-agency professionals across the borough. From the joint landing page, visitors to the site will be able to navigate to the separate areas of the site that focus on the Safeguarding Adult Board and the Safeguarding Children Partnership and the work each of them does to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults and children in the borough. These areas of the website feature information on a range of different safeguarding issues which we hope will be helpful to Havering residents. Also featured is information on safeguarding policy, guidance and practice issues to support practitioners, volunteers and those working across the local multi-agency partnerships for adults and children.
Remember to bookmark and add to your favourites: www.safeguardinghavering.org.uk
For information please see: St George’s Health and Welbeing Hub Engagement
The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on youth violence and county lines drug dealing. The briefing looks at: the prevalence of county lines activity; the involvement of children; women and girls’ involvement in county lines; and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on county lines offending. The government and police response to county lines are also discussed.
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published statistics on the youth justice system for the year ending March 2021, looking at the number of children and young people in the system, the offences they committed, the outcomes they received, their demographics and the trends over time including the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the youth justice system. Figures show that in the year ending March 2021, 15,751 children and young people were cautioned or sentenced – a fall of 17% on the previous year
Read the report: Youth justice statistics: 2020 to 2021
Havering Council is launching a Learning Disability Weight management programme.
The programme will be delivered by Everyone Active in partnership with Sport for Confidence.
This weight management programme is part of the Live Healthier Havering programme which is aimed at individuals with Learning Disabilities. It is a 12 week face to face programme for individuals with mild to moderate learning disabilities with a BMI between 25 and 40.
Family members are encouraged to attend the programme alongside those on the course to support them. The programme is led by a weight management specialist and an occupational therapist. Referral is either self-referral, or through family members and healthcare professionals.
The first programme is due to start on Thursday 17 March at the Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford has taken over the role of operational delivery of the Public Protection teams. He has two Detective Chief Inspectors:
DC Louise Parrott has taken up the role as staff officer. Louise is a detective and supports the team on work streams within the MPS.
January was Human Trafficking and National Slavery and Awareness Month
Human trafficking is the process of trapping people through the use of violence, deception or coercion and exploiting them for financial or personal gain. People do not have to be transported across borders for trafficking to take place. In fact, transporting or moving the victim does not define trafficking – it can take place within a single country, or even within a single community.
Medaille Trust: 0800 0699916 helps women, young men and children who have been freed from human trafficking
Modern Slavery comprises slavery, servitude, forced labour, compulsory labour and human trafficking, which is the harbouring and transportation of individuals for exploitation. A victim is usually used and exploited for someone else’s gain, without respect for their human rights and involving some element of coercion, such as threats, use of force, deception, or abuse of power so that the victim performs acts or services against their will.
Your role in helping stop Slavery and Trafficking:
In line with the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015, if a professional suspects someone is a victim of Modern Day Slavery or Human Trafficking, they have a ‘Duty to Notify’ the Home office using the National Referral Mechanism. Use the following links to access the information and forms you need to make a referral:
Modern Day Slavery Helpline: 0800 0121 700
Modern Slavery Data
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Data
NRM statistics can be found here. For a breakdown of referrals made by each council, choose a time period, click on ‘Data Tables’ and go to tab 9.
Modern Slavery Training
The next session of Modern Slavery training takes place on Thursday 23 February 9:30-13:00 Use the link below to book your free place
At a recent Havering Volunteer Managers Forum, Meral Ince a Government Delivery Manager at BEAM, talked about an employment programme to support people who face homelessness. BEAM have a fund to support the financial burdens of clients starting work for outgoings such as travel and work clothing. They operate a crowd funding page that is dedicated to the client’s needs, this also allows donors to leave messages of encouragement.
Beam has been operating for around 4 years and have always managed to successfully obtain the clients desired costs such as training or child care example.
Clients are assigned a case worker and are offered 1-2-1 sessions. BEAM provide advice, a tailored plan and ongoing support to achieve their goals. They also offer 3 months support after the client has started employment to assist with any teething problems.
They are currently accepting referrals from agencies: Meral@beam.org.uk
Take a look at their website for some inspirational stories, like Nick who received funding to retrain as a barber https://beam.org/campaigns/nick-barber-training
Havering Singing for the Brain is a music and social group for people living with dementia. The group are now meeting three times a week and carers are welcome.
They meet on Mondays 2pm to 4pm at The Community Centre, Marlborough Gardens, Cranham; Wednesdays 10.30am to 1pm at St Michael’s Church, Main Road, Gidea Park; and Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm at St John’s Church, South End Road, Rainham.
The meetings provide live music, singing, dancing, plus advice and support. New members are welcome. The entrance fee is £5 per person, including refreshments, and the first session is free for new members.
Contact details and further information can be found on their website.
Case Recording is a topic that frequently occurs in Safeguarding Adult Reviews.
The SAB is hosting a training event on 22 February where the following areas of case recording will be tackled:
To book your free place, please click on the link below
Self-Harm awareness workshop (online delivery)
CLICK HERE to register
The session delivered by Psychological Approaches CIC and will provide participants with a trauma informed perspective of self-harm. An overview of how the roots of self-harm lie in the person’s attachment history will offer participants a compassionate way to understand the behaviours, and inform caring approaches for supporting clients.
Learning outcomes include:
An Introduction to Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Adults with Learning Disability and/or Autism
Monday 7th March 2022, 1230 – 1330
Thursday 24th March 2022, 1230 – 1330
Monday 28th March 2022, 1230 – 1330
*only required to attend one date*
This one hour workshop will provide an introduction to understanding effective communication with people with Learning Disability and/or Autism.
The workshop will focus on ‘effective communication’, and include exploration of relevant terminology. This is an introductory session for mainly non-clinical staff groups of all roles and backgrounds. Workshop will be interactive and will utilise scenarios to highlight effective and non-effective communication
Suicide First Aid Lite (4 hours)
Multiple dates available from April – June
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The Suicide First Aid Lite (delivered virtually) is a half day course giving learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
SFA Lite is comprised of 2 parts over half day. The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to pass the person onto a suicide first aider.
Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtual) training offers learning outcomes that are knowledge based and factual. This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills.
Method of delivery:
Taught over half day using tutor facilitated socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a has some interactive elements and is an emotionally engaging learning experience. Use of Camera and microphone is essential for quality and safety reasons, otherwise you will be asked to leave the session
Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention (2 x half days)
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The one day course (delivered across 2 half days virtually) is accredited by City & Guilds, making it the route to the UK’s only national qualification in Suicide Prevention. The programme is evidence-based, interactive, and covers both theory and practical skills. Training open to all staff working in North East London
Participants learn and practice the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide, and to competently intervene to help create a safe plan, as a first aid approach.
Methods of delivery
Taught as a full-day course, using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. Use of Camera and microphone is essential for quality and safety reasons, otherwise you will be asked to leave the session