Training about Human Trafficking for non-clinical front-facing staff

Ruth Atkinson made this Freedom of Information request to St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

• Is there training provided to non-clinical, front-facing staff about human trafficking and modern slavery in your Trust?
• If training is delivered in your Trust, which staff receive or are eligible to receive this training? Is the training compulsory and how is attendance / completion measured? What format does this training take (e.g. e-learning, face-to-face, etc.)? How long does the training take to complete?
• If there is no training in your Trust, is human trafficking incorporated into a safeguarding training programme or policy? If it is part of a safeguarding programme, does that programme also include a section on the Prevent policy?
• For either stand-alone training or training which is incorporated into a safeguarding programme or policy (please specify which): Are staff trained in potential clinical indicators for human trafficking victims? Are staff trained in who to refer a potential human trafficking case to? Are staff trained on the questions to ask to ascertain whether a patient is a victim of human trafficking? How often is the training completed?

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Atkinson

FOI, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear FOI,

I'd like to remind you that this response is now overdue. Please respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

FOI, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Madam

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

We hope to send you a response as soon as we can.

Regards

FOI

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Dear St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Training about Human Trafficking for non-clinical front-facing staff'.

The trust's response is now more than a month overdue. Please respond as soon as you are able.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Atkinson

FOI, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Madam

                                 

I am writing to confirm that St George’s University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust has now completed its search for the information you
requested. We apologise for the delay in sending your this response.

 

Human Trafficking is mentioned in our level 3 safeguarding training
although not as a discrete module, it is talked about in the Private
Fostering section and the Child Sexual Exploitation section and Domestic
Abuse. Wandsworth Safeguarding Board have produced a booklet that is
available for staff training and information. I have attached a copy for
your reference.

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for this response. Do non-clinical front-facing staff receive level 3 safeguarding training?

If so, please answer the questions from the original response.

If not, I will assume that non-clinical front facing staff therefore receive no training as regards human trafficking at your trust.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

Dear FOI,

Thank you for this response. Do non-clinical front-facing staff receive level 3 safeguarding training?

If so, please answer the questions from the original response.

If not, I will assume that non-clinical front facing staff therefore receive no training as regards human trafficking at your trust.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

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Be aware that the 08457 909090 premium rate number mentioned in this response as being the contact number for Samaritans is no longer in use.

From 22 September 2015 Samaritans has advertised 116123 as their main contact number. This number is free-to-caller from landlines and mobiles.