Vulnerability – Keeping residents safe: Humberside Police make a concerted effort to focus on Vulnerability within our communities. Every member of staff is responsible for ensuring vulnerable people are heard and protected. Often, local neighbourhood teams are the first point of contact for many people, this contact helps us identify vulnerability at an early stage. Our local team will strive to ensure those needing support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partner agencies such as social care and mental health services.
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. We will aim to protect both vulnerable children and adults.
What do we do?
Provide public reassurance through effective deployment of our resources
Work with our partner agencies when vulnerabilities are identified.
Gather intelligence from any incident involving a vulnerable person to minimise the risk to them
How will we do this?
complete vulnerable adult assessments and share information with our partner agencies
complete vulnerable child assessments for those under 17 and share information with our partner agencies
ensure that high risk victims are referred promptly which triggers discussion at the Monthly ASB Panel meetings where all partner agencies agree actions to support the victim and reduce their risk.
At this current time due to people self-isolating the local policing are assisting where possible with vulnerable people in our community.