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

Ruth Atkinson made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Oxford University Hospitals NHS 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

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

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FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Ms. Ruth Atkinson,

 

I am writing to respond to your request sent on the 3rd February 2016.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  can confirm that it
holds the data that you requested in relation to training about Human
Trafficking for non-clinical front-facing staff.

 

1.     Is there training provided to non-clinical, front-facing staff
about human trafficking and modern slavery in your Trust?

 

Yes, the officer for Human Trafficking has 6 visits scheduled for this
year to deliver non-mandatory training sessions for all staff, both
clinical and non-clinical. Sessions were also delivered last year.

 

2.     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. learning, face-to-face, etc.)? How long does the training take to
complete?

 

The above mentioned training is open to all staff in the trust. It is not
mandatory and lasts for 2 hours. The safeguarding level 2 training is
mandatory for all clinical staff and covers an awareness of human
trafficking and Modern Slavery during a 1 and a half hour teaching session
which is face-to face. Those who wish to undertake the Level 2 training as
E-Learning will also be able to access the same information in the work
booklet. All those from a clinical background who deal with Vulnerable
Children and Adults must undertake the level 2. The completion is measured
by staff answering test questions at the end of the session.

 

3.     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?

 

Alongside the above training, Human Trafficking is incorporated into the
Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children’s policies. The Trust also
has a Safeguarding Leadership Programme - for senior managers. This
teaching session on Human Trafficking equips managers to support their
teams. The training is incorporated into the mandatory Safeguarding
Adult’s level 2 training programme.

 

4.     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?

 

The in depth training run by Thames Valley Police Inspectors gives
clinical indicators and also explains how a referral can be made. This
training also covers the sensitive questioning of patients and where they
can go for expert advice. Staff are encouraged to seek support from the
Children and Adult Safeguarding teams within the Trust.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Valerie Gray

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Planning & Information

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your response. Could you let me know:

1. Does the safeguarding policy include a section on Prevent?
2. Is safeguarding training (which includes reference to human trafficking) mandatory for non-clinical front-facing staff?
3. Is the 'in depth training run by Thames Valley Police Inspectors' completed by non-clinical front-facing staff?

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dears,

1. Does the safeguarding policy include a section on Prevent?
Yes, the safeguarding policy does include a section on PREVENT.

2. Is safeguarding training (which includes reference to human trafficking) mandatory for non-clinical front-facing staff?
Yes, safeguarding awareness Level 1 training is mandatory for non-clinical staff and this includes an awareness of human trafficking.

3. Is the 'in depth training run by Thames Valley Police Inspectors' completed by non-clinical front-facing staff?
This training is non-mandatory training, which is open to all staff working within the trust both clinical and non-clinical should they wish to attend.

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 572470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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Dear FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Can I confirm: for level 1 safeguarding:

- how long is it?
- what format does it take?
- how often do *non-clinical front-facing* staff receive it?

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Atkinson

Dear Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust,

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

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

This request was sent on May 14. As such, you should have responded by today. Please respond asap. Thank you for your assistance.

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Yours faithfully,

Ruth Atkinson

Buchan-Brodie Nuala (RTH) OUH,

Dear Ms Atkinson,

 

Thank you for your email. I have reviewed the file and can see that we
last heard from you with further questions on the 14^th May. I have
calculated that the closure date for this new request is Monday 13^th June
2016. Your new request is still within the 20 working day time frame.

 

We hope to be in position to provide you with a response by then.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nuala

 

Nuala Buchan Brodie

Information Governance & Records Manager

Rm 4A71C Level 4 Academic Block | John Radcliffe Hospital | Headley Way |
Oxford| OX3 9DU

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Buchan-Brodie Nuala (RTH) OUH,

Dear Ms Atkinson,

 

Please find the following answers to your questions.

 

Can I confirm: for level 1 safeguarding:

 

- how long is it? - Level 1 is on induction ~ half an hour.  Online
training - time varies depending on speed of candidate.  Repeated every 3
years

- what format does it take? - Face to face at induction and online for
refresher training. 

- how often do *non-clinical front-facing* staff receive it? - online
training 3 yearly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nuala

 

Nuala Buchan Brodie

Information Governance & Records Manager

Rm 4A71C Level 4 Academic Block | John Radcliffe Hospital | Headley Way |
Oxford| OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 (2)26912

 

Please note that I work Tuesday – Friday 8-5. Please contact x26911/40379
on Mondays for advice and help

Please note this email address is not suitable to receive confidential
Information. For any person-identifiable, sensitive or confidential emails
please use [email address]

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