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Adopting a Family Approach

Welcome to the HIPS and 4LSAB Family Approach Toolkit.

The Family Approach Guidance has been commissioned and jointly developed by the four Safeguarding Children Partnerships (HIPS) and four Safeguarding Adult Boards (4LSABs) in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. The Guidance was commissioned in response to findings from a range of reviews across all Partnership’s and Board’s which highlight the need for professionals to work effectively together to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and their families across all geographic areas.

Families come in different shapes and sizes and everyone will be different. Practitioners are encouraged to be broad in their thinking about what constitutes a family for the individual.

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