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This is the JSNA chapter on crime and the fear of crime. Theme chapters summarise who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, the evidence base, highlight the key issues and gaps, and provides recommendations for commissioners.

This indicator is measured via the Adult Social Care Survey and represents the percentage of respondents to ASCS question 7a who feel as safe as they want to. It is part of the Adult Social Care Framework (ASCOF).

This document provides guidance to support an NHS organisation when they are developing or reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures around female genital mutilation (FGM).

It can be used by health professionals from all sectors, particularly designated and named safeguarding leads, and local safeguarding children board members. It is based on existing best practice within the NHS. It has been developed in partnership with health and social care professionals, and professional bodies.

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This document sets out what some elements of a successful and safe service to support women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM) might look like. It has been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals currently involved in providing healthcare services, and it aims to highlight what commissioners might want to consider when developing a new service.

It can be used by any healthcare commissioners, by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), area teams and service development leads.

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This document has been designed to help health and other professionals set up successful data sharing processes (particularly for the sharing of Accident and Emergency department [A&E] data) and understand how anonymised data from health sources can be analysed and used to inform local violence prevention. The document outlines the various health data sources available and highlights how they can be used; provides practical steps that could be taken to set up data sharing systems, particularly within A&Es; identifies common barriers to setting up data sharing systems and how these can be overcome; and includes how health information should be managed and handled to ensure that shared data are processed securely and legally.

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Councils have a key role to play when it comes to safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. This guide is designed to provide councillors with an introduction to FGM, provide some background on the national policy context of what is being done to reduce FGM and how councils can contribute to it.

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This profile utilizes five sources of NHS data to present a picture in Bolton local authority. The profile aims to provide health and other professionals involved in violence prevention with an understanding of NHS data sources and their potential for informing local violence prevention initiatives

The profile examines:

  • the extent of violence;
  • trends;
  • at-risk groups/communities;
  • circumstances of assault

The profile focuses on NHS data and therefore does not provide a full picture of violence within Bolton.

Further violence-related resources from CPH can be accessed by clicking here:;

With the full range of violence resources available on Bolton's Health Matters can be viewed by clicking here:

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on domestic violence and abuse. It is relevant to a range of services, voluntary sector bodies and professionals. This includes: lead members of adult and children's social services, health and wellbeing boards, local safeguarding boards for children and adults and members of local crime and disorder reduction partnerships.The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here:

Domestic violence and abuse is a complex issue that needs sensitive handling by a range of health and social care professionals. The cost, in both human and economic terms, is so significant that even marginally effective interventions are cost effective.

Women and men can experience this type of violence in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

The recommendations cover the broad spectrum of domestic violence and abuse, including violence perpetrated on men, on those in same-sex relationships and on young people.

Working in a multi-agency partnership is the most effective way to approach the issue at both an operational and strategic level. Initial and ongoing training and organisational support is also needed.

The guidance is for health and social care commissioners, specialist domestic violence and abuse staff and others whose work may bring them into contact with people who experience or perpetrate domestic violence and abuse. In addition it may be of interest to members of the public.

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This simple profile provides statistics on first time entrants in to the youth justice system in Bolton alongside other demographic, socioeconomic and health information.

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