Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 20th April, 2021
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Remote meeting via Microsoft Teams
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Ann McCoy, Cllr Ted Strike, Cllr Julia Whitehill, Michelle Bendelow.
Officers:
Andrea Gledhill, (D of CS&T), Allision Lilliendahl (D of CS), Richard Bradford (CS);Nigel Hart, John Devine (MD); Claire Evans (AH); Alan Pierson Darren Lane (Cleveland Fire Brigade).
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Javed.
Item Description Decision
Public
SHA
27/20
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHA
28/20
MINUTES OF THE STOCKTON HOME SAFETY ASSOCIATION MEETING WHICH WAS HELD 23RD FEBRUARY 2021
AGREED that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 23rd February 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.
SHA
29/20
REPORT OF THE TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
AGREED that:-

1. The report be noted.

2. An item be added to the next meeting agenda seeking to raise awareness of scams being undertaken and the support of Action Fraud, the Police and High Street Banks be sought;

3. Safety in the Garden campaign be discussed at the next meeting.
SHA
30/20
REPORT OF HOME SAFETY OFFICER - CHILDREN'S SERVICES
AGREED that;-

1. The information be noted.

2. A review of National Child Safety Week be carried out at the next meeting.

3. The Fire Brigade be requested to clarify whether the Crucial Crew event was to be held this year.
SHA
31/20
REPORT OF THE FIRE OFFICER
AGREED that the report be noted.
SHA
32/20
REPORT OF ONE CALL OFFICER
 
SHA
33/20
REPORT OF ADULTS HEALTH OFFICER
AGREED that the update be noted.
SHA
34/20
FUTURE CAMPAIGN TOPICS - INCLUDING;
AGREED that:-

1. The update re future campaigns be noted;

2. The Association agreed to offer the invitation to the Bright Minds, Big Future Group to attend the next meeting to discuss any topic relevant to home safety that they would suggest for a future Home Safety Association campaign that would appeal to young people.
SHA
35/20
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
 
2.00pm-3.00pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHA
27/20
There were no Declarations of Interest recorded.
SHA
28/20
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 23rd February 2021 were agreed as a correct record.
SHA
29/20
The Senior Trading Standards Officer presented an update report on current scam trends that had been deployed over the pandemic period to date.

Members noted Child Safety in the Garden produced by Child Accident Prevention Trust, which was referred to at the last meeting. It was suggested that it would also be timely to promote Safety in the Garden too over the Summer; and that this also be considered at the next meeting.

The scams used were numerous and purported to be from numerous organisations, including Government departments and the NHS. Members also mentioned a few known scams from their own personal experiences such as:-

-Census scam;
-Virgin media scam;
-Bank transfer scam.

Members supported further work being undertaken a scheme to inform people about current scams/fraud and suggested the item be added to the forward plan for the next meeting with the aim of including the support of the Police, Action Fraud and high street banks in tackling the various scams seeking to exploit people.

SHA
30/20
Members were given a brief overview by the Home Safety Officer from Children’s Services.

Virtual Home Safety sessions had been delivered in Billingham with take up on average 8-10 persons per session.

No Members were advised of the upcoming national safety week 7th - 13th June. The theme of the week would be Share Because You Care. Ideas were being sought for promotion during the week, one of which suggested was to focus on parents attending A&E with children, and seeking to establish how/why and sharing any knowledge gained afterwards.

Members suggested that a review of the Child Safety Week be included on the work programme. Clarification was also sought as to whether the Crucial Crew event was to be held this year..

SHA
31/20
Members were given a brief overview by the Fire Authorities representative Darren Lane.

The main topics discussed were as follows:-

There have been 142 F3 category fires compared to 64 from the same period of time last year. Fires were spread out over the week with no one day being more common than any other, but the times of each fire range from 2pm to 9pm with hotspots being concentrated in the Dundas Street area.

The Fire Brigade have begun a door knocking and leaflet dropping campaign to the hot spot areas to encourage locals to help remove the common fuel sources such as litter. They have also started working with local litter picking groups to combat the issue. Community Services Enforcement have assisted in seeking to remove the source of these fires and identify perpetrators.
Members asked if the Fire Brigade have started to work with local schools since they have come back. The Fire Officer confirmed that they have been in touch with schools and are in the process of working out details to connect with the schools.
SHA
32/20
There was no report of the One Call Officer .
SHA
33/20
Claire Evans, Adult Health, introduced herself to the Association.
Claire was leading a programme investigating any issues arisong regarding admissions into hospital, support packages required at home, and associated services to deter the number of slips and falls at home.

Members asked if there had been an increase in non-related Covid referrals. It was confirmed that there had been a slight increase in referral cases from GPs now that at home visits can be done instead of remote visits.

There were no other outstanding issues or reports to highlight, but should any trends be identified, they would be reported to Home Safety.
SHA
34/20
The Chair referred to the previously suggested calendar competition and the fact that many schools were now inundated in catching up with education lost due to the pandemic. It was therefore suggested that the calendar campaign with school children be deferred.

Discussion regarding promotion of Safety in and around the Garden had been held earlier during the meeting.

Members however proposed that an invitation be given to a member of the Bright Minds, Big Future group to discuss what they would suggest for a future campaign that would appeal to young people. The perils of misuse of social media may be one such area BMBF might consider worthy of promotion.

The Association agreed to offer the invitation to the Bright Minds, Big Future Group to attend the next meeting.
SHA
35/20
There was no Other Business to discuss.

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