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Key Documents

HSCP produces a three-year Business Plan and reports progress in the Annual Report. The documents can be viewed in the Resource Library.


Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has a range of subgroups in place to address priorities within our Annual Business Plan. Our current groups, including the chairs’ organisations, are as follows:

  • Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Executive Group (Independent Chair)
  • Main Board (Independent Chair)
  • Business Group (Independent Chair)
  • Learning & Inquiry Group (Assistant Director, Children’s Services)
  • Scrutiny and Assurance Group (Designated Nurse, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • Education Group (School Improvement Manager, Children’s Services)
  • Workforce Development Group (Designated Nurse, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • HIPS Child Exploitation Group (Chief Superintendent, Hampshire Constabulary)
  • HIPS Health Group (Assistant Director, NHS England)

HSCP also commissions task and finish groups to deliver actions against our priorities.

Further information on the roles of subgroup chairs and member can be found in the following documents:

HSCP Role Description for Sub Group Chairs

HSCP Role Description for Sub Group Members

Lay Members

HSCP has two lay members who attend the Main Board and relevant subgroups.

Lay members operate as full members of HSCP, participating as appropriate on the Board itself and on relevant subgroups. Lay members help to make links between the Partnership and community groups, support stronger public engagement in local child safety issues and improve public understanding of the Partnership’s child protection work.