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Harmful Practices

Welcome to the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) Harmful Practices Toolkit.

Harmful Practices are persistent practices and behaviours that are grounded on discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age and other grounds as well as multiple and/or intersecting forms of discrimination that often involve violence and can cause physical and/or psychological harm or suffering (National FGM Centre, 2022).

The aim of this Toolkit is to provide practical tools and resources to support Hampshire professionals identify and respond to children who have experienced, or are at risk of, harm related to a harmful practice.

The material is free to access and available to all practitioners from any agency/organisation working with unborn babies, children and their families across the Hampshire local authority area.