Over recent years Humberside Police has made considerable effort to focus on Vulnerability. Everyone in the organisation has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected. Very often as a police service we are the first point of contact for many people. Having this contact enables us to identify vulnerabilities at an early stage. This will ensure that people who need support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partners such as social care, mental health services and services in the third sector.
A person is vulnerable if as a result of their situation or circumstances, they are unable to take care or protect themselves, or others, from harm or exploitation. Protecting vulnerable children and adults.
- To provide public reassurance as well as reducing the opportunity for crime and disorder through the effective deployment of police resources.
- Working with partners, stakeholders and local communities to protect vulnerable people
- Maximise opportunities to secure information and intelligence in relation to any incident which involves a vulnerable person.
- Maximise opportunities to secure evidence in relation to any potential offences whilst ensuring that the timing and scale of any police action or intervention mitigates the risk to vulnerable people.
- A vulnerable adult assessment, to be completed in order to share information with our partners.
- A vulnerable child assessment form will be completed for children 17 and under, to share with our partners.
- Completing an ASB matrix form to direct which partners can assist with the victim.
- Ensuring that High Graded ASB victims are referred to an ASB panel and are reviewed within a certain time scale.
If the local officers see anyone that is vulnerable they will ensure that our partners are advised, so the victim can get some help.