HSCB Annual Report 2018/19

We are delighted to publish the annual report for the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) covering activity between April 2018 and March 2019.

‘The Annual Report provides information as to what has been achieved in Hampshire during 2018/19 and includes updates on local priorities, initiatives and learning. This is built on a wide-ranging audit programme, detailed performance data from partners and importantly, feedback from service users including children and young people. The report also includes relevant information on national issues and the development of shared activity across the whole of Hampshire that involves Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

Throughout the last year, the HSCB has worked together to deliver its key priorities; further embedding a ‘Family Approach’, refining our assurance processes, better understanding the lived experiences of children and preparing for the transition to the new arrangements. I would also want to highlight the development of the ICON programme, a vitally important initiative led by Health colleagues and supported by the HSCB that aims to reduce abusive head trauma in young babies.

This is the last such report published by the HSCB as responsibility for local safeguarding has transferred to the named Safeguarding Partners. I am pleased to say that the Safeguarding Partners; the Local Authority, Hampshire Constabulary and the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Health, will inherit a partnership that continues to be robust, innovative and committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children and young people of Hampshire’ (Derek Benson, Independent Chair).

The full report and summary can be accessed via the Annual Publications category of our Resource Library