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Family Approach Guidance

This Guidance has been commissioned 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 which highlight the need for professionals to work effectively together to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and their families across all areas.

Family together

This Guidance, and its supporting documents in the online toolkit replace what was previously produced in the Joint Working Protocol (JWP). The information from the JWP has been distilled and presented in a more digestible format. It has been co-produced by agencies in both the children’s and adult’s workforce. The summary and flowchart from the JWP is still available for professionals.

The aspects of practice described in this Guidance are a shared responsibility and must be at the heart of practice across all partner agencies of the 4LSAB and HIPS.