Vulnerable Groups

Domestic Abuse

*** This page is currently under construction and any content is draft and is subject to change *** Violence/abuse within a domestic setting is referred to as; domestic violence (also called domestic abuse), which may include one or more of the following forms: physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive and sexual abuse. The most prevalent … Continue reading "Domestic Abuse"

Children with Need

Children with Vulnerabilities or Safeguarding Issues Wakefield has adopted the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) when assessing children who may have a vulnerability or safeguarding need. It is an inter-agency model which aims to provide children, young people and their families with the most appropriate services to safeguard children and to promote well-being. The CAF is … Continue reading "Children with Need"


Child Sexual Exploitation Headlines CSE is defined as exploitive situations and relationships, where a young person receives something as a result of them performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. CSE can affect any child; the majority of victims are girls, but boys are also sexually exploited. Research suggests that between 5 to 16% … Continue reading "Exploitation"


A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without that help due to frailty, long term illness, disability or addiction. A young carer is an individual under the age of 18 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to … Continue reading "Carers"

DRAFT Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability (SEND)

This page is currently under construction Any content is draft and is subject to change Headlines xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx The Population Insert something on age (0-25) and responsibility e.g. LA resident or school Statutory guidance for organisations that work with and provide support to children and young people who have special educational needs or … Continue reading "DRAFT Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability (SEND)"


  “Homelessness is associated with severe poverty and is a social determinant of mental health. To be deemed statutorily homeless a household must have become unintentionally homeless and must be considered to be in priority need. As such, statutorily homeless households contain some of the most vulnerable and needy members of our communities. Being homeless … Continue reading "Homelessness"

Gypsies and Travellers

***This page is currently under construction, and any content that is published is draft and is subject to change.*** ‘Persons of nomadic habit of life whatever their race or origin, including such persons who on grounds only of their own or their family’s or dependants’ educational or health needs or old age have ceased to … Continue reading "Gypsies and Travellers"


***This page is currently under construction, and any content published is subject to change*** A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. It can be a permanent injury, illness or health problem which tends to be restricting in some way, and has a substantial effect on a persons’ daily life. Disabilities is an … Continue reading "Disabilities"

Liaison & Diversion

Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders. The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social … Continue reading "Liaison & Diversion"

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is child abuse and a severe form of gender-based violence against women and girls. (World Health Organisation (WHO) 2014) FGM is illegal in the UK … Continue reading "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)"

Sensory Impairment

***This page is currently under construction, and any content published is subject to change*** ‘Sensory impairment is the common term used to describe: Deafness, blindness, visual impairment, hearing impairment and Deafblindness. Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples of this include; if … Continue reading "Sensory Impairment"


Hate Crime

Hate incidents and hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility, or prejudice directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. The crimes committed against someone could be due to their disability, transgender identity, race, religion or belief, and/or sexual orientation. Examples of hate crime include:

  • physical and sexual assaults / harassment,
  • criminal damage
  • murder
  • theft / fraud / burglary, and
  • hate mail (Malicious Communications Act 1988).

Source: West Yorkshire Police