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  • National Adult Protection Day - 20/02/2019

    Created: 15/02/2019


    Fife Adult Support and Protection Committee is supporting National Adult Protection Day on 20th February 2019 aimed at raising awareness of harm and abuse and reminding staff about reporting mechanisms.

    Where you know or believe someone is at risk of harm , follow the Adult Support and Protection Reporting Harm Protocol and complete the Inter-agency Report of Harm Referral Form  You have a duty to report harm, even if the adult does not want you to.   It is good practice to inform the adult that you are reporting harm. You should also consider if the adult is being unduly pressured by a third party not to agree to reporting harm.  Inform your line manager and follow your organisation’s Adult Protection procedures.

    Remember harm does not need to have occurred before you report the circumstances, if it is likely to occur then you can report the harm.


    For details of Adult Support and Protection Training, see our Training Flyer for Fife Council/NHS staff, or Training Flyer for agencies external to Fife Council/NHS.  Both contain details of the two newest courses from the ASPC – ‘Harm in care settings’ and ‘Harm in the home’

    Fife Council employees should apply through the Corporate Learning Management System (CLMS).  The required CLMS number is detailed next to the course title.  For all other applicants, use the ASPC Online Training Application Form.

    The Adult Support and Protection Competency Framework booklet outlines key areas that services and agencies in Fife involved with adults at risk should consider, in respect of their learning and development needs.  The booklet and appendices are designed to support managers across services and agencies in Fife. The appendices are designed for use with teams and individuals as part of ongoing learning and development through a supervisory process.

    E-LEARNING    Accessing the Adult Protection E-Learning module is easy.  Find out how here.

    Human Trafficking Awareness eLearning A guide to accessing the module is available here  NHS employees can find information on LearnProThe module is open to all agencies with workforce groupings/individuals who require an awareness of:

    • The issues that lead to children and/or adults becoming involved in human trafficking, and
    • Some of the mechanisms in place to support children and/or adults affected by human trafficking.

    SELF NEGLECT    Fife Adult Support and Protection Committee held a successful event in November; ‘Self-neglect:  Lifestyle choice or Hobson’s choice’.   The event was for statutory and care provider services and explored research-based best practice in supporting adults experiencing self-neglect and self-harm, and the dilemmas and challenges facing practitioners working with adults living with a self-neglectful lifestyle.   

    For further information access the event programme giving details of speakers and workshops, plus the PowerPoint presentations by Professor Michael Preston-Shoot and Pearse McCusker.

    MISSING PERSONS   A working group has been established to implement the National Missing Person’s Strategy in Fife. The aim is to reduce the number of people reported missing each year and ensure their safe return. The group has representatives from Police Scotland, NHS Fife, Fife Council, Education, private care establishments and the voluntary section. The group aim to ensure that all returned individuals have a person-centred return interview to help understand any triggers for going missing and to ensure any health and well-being issues of the returning individual are addressed. The development of learning for those required to conduct return interviews is in development.

    SERVICE USER ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION    If you’re looking for materials to aid conversations with the people you support about keeping safe, access easy read information at:

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