Safeguarding guide for district councils and tradespeople

The West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) have developed a new safeguarding guide for district councils and tradespeople who work in tenants’ homes .

Tradespeople, such as maintenance and pest control workers, are in an ideal position to identify and report any concerns they might have when visiting tenant properties. The one-minute guide provides an overview of the types of abuse that children and/or adults might experience and the signs to look out for. It also provides information on where to go with concerns.

A handy wallet-sized safeguarding card has been developed in conjunction with the guide for tradespeople to carry on them, either in a wallet/purse or pocket. Providing key points from the safeguarding guide, the card provides useful contact numbers so a concern can be reported immediately.