Equality Impact Assessment

Name of the proposal : Safeguarding Adults: in a community safety context

Department : Adult Services

Name of lead officer : John Winter

Publication date: 21/09/2011

Review date:20/09/2012

Departmental Manager Approval by : Lucy Butler

Departmental Manager Approval date : 12/09/2011

 

 

Main purpose and aims of the policy, plan or project

This report refers to safeguarding adults in a community safety context, ensuring people are safe and feel safe in their community. It seeks commitment to adopt and promote a range of 'Safeguarding' activity and best practice which may not necessarily be considered statutory interventions or core business, but are supported across our partnerships. This activity forms part of our Prevention and Early Intervention approach.

Main elements of the policy, plan or project

This report focuses around six key objectives from which a joint Action Plan will be developed with partners; namely,

# raising awareness, personal responsibility and personal safety, thus enabling people to keep themselves safe

# raising the level of awareness and sensitivity within the community to community safety and safeguarding issues

# ensuring staff employed by agencies are sensitive to an individual in potentially abusive circumstances and take appropriate action

# aligning protection processes which currently exist, for example, where relevant, work linked to domestic abuse, public health, offenders and substance misuse.

# sharing information and information exchange, including identifying suitable information technology

# working with perpetrators of crime and disorder.

Detailed Assessment

Age: Impact : Low
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Disability: Impact : Low
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Faith: Impact : Low
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Gender: Impact : Low
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Transgender: Impact : Low
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Race: Impact : Low
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Sexual Orientation: Impact : Low
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Marriage / civil partnership: Impact : Low
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Pregnancy & maternity: Impact : Low
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Other factors: Impact : Low
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Conclusion

It is recommended that this approach is adopted and promoted by the:

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

&

Hampshire County Strategy Group for Community Safety

 

For more information please visit the Hampshire County Council Equality & Diversity web page.