The Board are pleased to publish the 20/21 Annual Report. We would like to thank all Partners who have contributed to the report.
Today sees the retirement of Charmaine Lovell. We all thank Charmaine for her contributions to the Board over the last 15 years. We wish her all the very best and a very happy and long retirement. Below is an open email from Charmaine to all Partners
Having worked as a Civil Servant from 1977 in DWP, and then at London Borough of Harrow from 1988 leading the Housing Benefits Investigation Team, I had little knowledge of Adult Social Care and Safeguarding.
Having moved to East Yorkshire in 2003, and after initially working for Humberside Police, I joined ERYC and at very short notice in August 2005 was asked to cover the Admin post working with John Curry, who was then the Manager for Hull and East Riding Safeguarding Board, and needing to help arrange a Board Conference for the first time.
When the joint Board split in 2010, I decided to come to Hull SAPB, taking up my post with Steve Clay as the newly appointed Board Manager who left in 2019 allowing Mark to take up the position.
It has been really good working with all three gents as Managers, along with Gill Poole and Rick Proctor as Board Chairs, and Kate Rudston as SDG Chair. I thank everyone for their support over the years.
The HSAPB’s priority is to promote safeguarding in Hull. I know Mark is passionate about this, and hope his commitment to this continues to be supported by all agency partners.
I have learned a great deal about the amazing practitioner work being done within all statutory agencies, LA Social Care and Housing, all Health and Emergency services, as well as other partners and agencies working alongside them. No more so than under Covid which has placed extreme pressures on essential services.
I have also enjoyed meeting you and other partner colleagues who have either attended or supported the Board, SDG, SAR Panel and other Sub-group meetings held over the past 16 years.
I have always particularly enjoyed helping to arrange the Conferences and Learning Events we have held. Thank you for your support when needed in helping me do my job.
Safeguarding is everybody’s business, and as my partner (also retiring from Humberside Police in January) and I move on, we will be still very aware of the vulnerabilities that can be suffered by anyone under various circumstances, and what can be done to help prevent and deal with it should it be identified.
I will take away some fond memories of my time with the Board.
I wish you all well for 2022. Stay safe and well.
The Government has produced a short community
safeguarding leaflet. This is designed to raise awareness of safeguarding risks amongst
people with public-facing roles but limited formal safeguarding training. It’s quite broad
because it covers adults without care and support needs; and children, too.
Launch of campaign to highlight the support offered by Together for those bereaved by suicide