What's New

  1. Unborn/Newborn Baby Protocol Update

    24th March 2021

    The Unborn/Newborn Baby Safeguarding Protocol was updated and launched on 16 March 2021, and is accessible to practitioners through the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton (HIPS) safeguarding children online Procedures Manual. The launch event was a great success with over 400 professionals attending across the Partnership areas. The Unborn/Newborn Baby strategic group coordinated and […]

  2. Responding to Neglect in Hants and IOW Launch

    23rd March 2021

    In collaboration with the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) recently launched its revised Neglect Strategy 2020-23 and associated online Neglect Toolkit for professionals working with children and families in the Hampshire and IOW areas. Last month, over 300 professionals attended two launch events, ‘Responding to Neglect in Hampshire […]

  3. Virtual Learning for April and May: Book your free place now!

    22nd March 2021

    The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Virtual Multi-Agency Learning Platform is free to all professionals working with children and families who live in the Hampshire Local Authority area. The Virtual Learning Platform consists of virtual courses, Webinar Wednesdays, e-learning materials, and more recently Lunchtime Learning workshops. The Platform was developed last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

  4. Hampshire marks a year of safer sleeping for babies to prevent SIDS

    16th March 2021

    Safer Sleep Week (15 to 21 March 2021) This Safer Sleep Week (15 to 21 March 2021) Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are reminding parents and professionals that sleep safety is crucial for babies’ welfare and avoiding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Every Sleep Counts Programme was launched in March 2020 to equip frontline […]

  5. New Practitioner Guide: Myth Busting Guide to Accommodating Children

    2nd March 2021

    In response to a multi-agency audit outcome which identified the need to raise professional understanding associated to the accommodation of children, the HSCP has published a new Practitioner Guide: Myth Busting Guide to Accommodating Children. This useful reference guide provides essential facts and information about children in care. It also provides signposting to other websites […]

  6. Updated Business Plan 2020-23

    4th February 2021

    In January 2021, the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) Business Group held their annual development day where they reviewed progress on the 2020-2023 Business Plan and agreed actions for the coming year. It was established that multi-agency work within the HSCP’s groups and subgroups continues to promote work to drive a range of improvements to […]

  7. Child Sexual Abuse Survey

    1st February 2021

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships are undertaking an important piece of work to develop a Child Sexual Abuse Strategy. As part of this research, we are requesting the completion of a short survey to gain more information about professional knowledge, skills, and confidence around the subject of child sexual abuse, and perceived […]

  8. LAUNCH EVENT: Responding to Neglect in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

    26th January 2021

    Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) and Isle of Wight (IOW) Safeguarding Children Partnership (IOWSCP) will next month be launching the revised Neglect Strategy 2020-23 and associated online Neglect Toolkit for professionals working with children and families in the Hampshire and IOW areas. To mark the launch, two MS Teams webinars, Responding to Neglect in Hampshire […]

  9. Communication & Engagement Strategy 2020-2023

    29th December 2020

    The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has today published its Communication & Engagement Strategy for 2020-2023. The Strategy has been developed to ensure that the work of the HSCP is effectively communicated to children and their families, safeguarding partners, and relevant agencies across Hampshire. The publication sets out how the HSCP will engage and communicate […]

  10. Professionals’ Meeting Guidance

    18th December 2020

    The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) is pleased to announce the publication of its Professionals Meeting Guidance. This new guidance aims to support multi-agency practitioners who have a genuine desire to work openly with families, but may need the opportunity to talk with other professionals without the family being present. Professionals meetings provide an opportunity […]