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New Partnership Arrangements – June 2019

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 have been made to the way these agencies work together to keep children safe, because of new government guidance. The main changes are that:

  1. There are now three organisations in Hampshire who are jointly responsible for the partnership arrangements for keeping children safe:
    • Hampshire County Council
    • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups
    • Hampshire Constabulary
  2. The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board has changed its name to the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
  3. The Partnership will adopt a new structure which includes someone independent challenging its work, and a focus on learning.

The HSCP New Arrangements Plan sets out the detail of how the new Partnership will work, as well as why and how the changes were made.

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.

How does the Partnership work?

Everything we do is underpinned by two key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility – for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part
  • 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
Simon Bryant Public Health, Hampshire County Council
Dr Steve Bailey Independent Schools
Derek Benson Independent Chair
Glenn Bowyer Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Tom Browning National Probation Service
Cynthia Condliffe West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Claire Cox Lay Member
Steve Crocker OBE Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Craig Dibdin Hampshire Constabulary
Ali Foss Post-16 Colleges
Ruth Hillman Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bob Jackson District / Borough / City Councils
Kim Jones West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Dr Simon Jones West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Jo Lappin Adult Services, Hampshire County Council
Sue Lee Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership
Trish LeFlufy Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Caz Maclean Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Councillor Patricia Stallard Hampshire County Council
Lesley Spicer Primary Schools
Ellen McNicholas West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Karen Nye Education and Inclusion, Hampshire County Council
Catherine Le Roux Special Schools
Melanie Pearce Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Camilla Pearse Lay Member
Nicky Priest NHS England
Trish Dennison NHS England (Specialised Commissioning)
Andrew Robinson Diocese of Winchester
Nikki Shave Hampshire & Isle of Wight Youth Offending Team
Barbara Swyer Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Kailea Hurcombe Voluntary Sector
Nathan Ditton Army Welfare Services
Gwennan Harrison-Jones Secondary Schools