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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.

Some changes were made to the way agencies work together to keep children safe, because of new government guidance. The main changes, implemented in September 2019, were that:

  • There are now 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 Board changed its name to the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.

The HSCP New Arrangements Plan sets out the detail of how the new Partnership 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 areas. These changes were implemented on 29 September 2019.

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
Glenn Bowyer Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Simon Bryant Public Health, Hampshire County Council
Barbara Swyer Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Cynthia Condliffe West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Claire Cox Lay Member
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
Ruth Hillman Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Kailea Hurcombe Voluntary Sector
Bob Jackson District / Borough / City Councils
Simon Dobbs Hampshire Constaublary
Dr Simon Jones West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Jo Lappin Adult Services, Hampshire County Council
Catherine Le Roux Special Schools
Sue Lee Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership
Trish LeFlufy Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Caz Maclean Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Ellen McNicholas West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
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
Lesley Spicer 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