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There are many agencies in Hampshire supporting children and young people, and they all work together as a partnership to ensure they are keeping children safe.

There are three organisations in Hampshire (termed Safeguarding Partners) who are jointly responsible for the partnership arrangements for keeping children safe: Hampshire County Council, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and Hampshire Constabulary.

The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) provides the Local Safeguarding Arrangements under which the Safeguarding Partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services, identify and respond to the needs of children in Hampshire, commission and publish local child safeguarding practice reviews and provide scrutiny to ensure the effectiveness of the arrangements.

The HSCP works to keep our county’s children safe. At the heart of the arrangements is a commitment from all agencies to work together to keep children safe and to continuously improve and learn how to best do this.

The Child Death Overview Panel document sets out the arrangements for the review of all child deaths across the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) areas.

How does the Partnership work?

Everything we do is underpinned by two key principles:

  1. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility – for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part
  2. A child centred approach – for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of the individual children whilst recognising the support parents and carers may require.

The Partnership is collectively responsible for the strategic oversight of local safeguarding arrangements. It does this by leading, coordinating, challenging and monitoring the delivery of safeguarding practice by all agencies across the county.

HSCP’s Independent Chair is Derek Benson who is appointed by and accountable to the three Safeguarding Partners. Derek works closely with the Chief Executive, Council Leader and the Director of Children’s Services on safeguarding related challenges.

HSCP members are senior representatives from a range of agencies including:

Name Agency
Stuart Ashley Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Derek Benson Independent Chair
John Amos Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Simon Bryant Public Health, Hampshire County Council
Barbara Swyer Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Cynthia Condliffe Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG
Steve Crocker OBE Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Trish Dennison NHS England (Specialised Commissioning)
Nathan Ditton Ministry of Defence
Darren Rawlings Hampshire Constabulary
Ali Foss Post-16 Colleges
Gwennan Harrison-Jones Secondary Schools
Rachel Walker Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Kailea Hurcombe Voluntary Sector
Bob Jackson District / Borough / City Councils
Karen McManus Hampshire Constabulary
Dr Simon Jones Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG
Jessica Hutchinson Adult Services, Hampshire County Council
Catherine Le Roux Special Schools
Adrian Ridley Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership
Trish LeFlufy Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Caz Maclean Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Louise Spencer Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG
Karen Nye Education and Inclusion, Hampshire County Council
Jennifer Parsons National Probation Service
Tim Houghton Voluntary Sector
Jennifer Daly NHS England
Andrew Robinson Diocese of Winchester
Nikki Shave Youth Offending Team, Hampshire County Council
Dawn Casson Primary Schools
Councillor Patricia Stallard Hampshire County Council
Alison Smailes Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Vicki Clovis Primary Schools
Josie Payne Secondary Schools
Jilly Myers Primary Schools
Ben Baxter Independent Schools
Sarah Bellars Frimley CCG
Debbie Hartrick Frimley CCG