PiTStop - Working together to protect vulnerable adults within our communities
We are proud to be part of a new multi-agency pilot scheme aimed at protecting vulnerable adults alongside partner agencies across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
The Partnership Integrated Triage (PiTStop) pilot was launched in mid-October (16th) and will improve how we risk assess our safeguarding outcomes for the most vulnerable members of our communities through enhanced collaboration and information sharing with colleagues in other agencies.
PiTStop sees our harm reduction hubs and other agencies having regular partnership meetings so we can assess and review safeguarding concerns of adults in the community, ensuring vulnerabilities are identified at the earliest opportunity and support is offered quickly. The aim of PiTStop is to focus on promoting the welfare of adults driving up prevention, diversion and intervention.
Assistant Chief Constable Becky Riggs who is overseeing the pilot scheme said:
“This shared multi-agency approach forms part of our ongoing partnerships work, one of our four main policing plan priorities. We hope that this collaborative work will enable effective problem solving on issues that matter most to our communities and offer greater opportunities to share information and protect those in need.
"In essence, PiTStop will identify the relevant agency/agencies who can work to offer the correct level of intervention at the right time to reduce the escalation of need or risk. This is a really positive move forward for the force and our partner agencies to work together to prevent risk to our most vulnerable.”