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Introducing Safeguarding Children Week 2023

Date: Friday, 15th Sep 2023 | Category: Events

In collaboration with Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership (IOWSCP), we are delighted to announce our first ever Safeguarding Children Week on 9-13 October 2023.

Safeguarding Children Week has been developed by the partnerships as an annual opportunity to bring together agencies and organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim for the week is to enable all organisations and individuals working with children and families to feel confident in identifying the signs of abuse and neglect and to record and respond to safeguarding concerns.

Each day of Safeguarding Children Week will feature a different theme, that will be ‘unlocked’ each morning for practitioners to access.  This will include a host of information including the launch of several new toolkits, messages from senior managers and key learning that can be applied to practice. Make sure to come back every day to learn more and follow us on X/Twitter. Search for #safeguardingchildren2023.





Mon, 9 October Safeguarding, radicalisation and extremism

Launch of the new Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Hampshire Safeguarding Adult Board Prevent Toolkit to support professionals in safeguarding children from radicalisation and extremism.

Supporting community and voluntary organisations

Launch of a comprehensive new Toolkit in response to requests from community and voluntary organisations for support on safeguarding children they come into contact with as part of their work.


Tues, 10 October Protecting from child exploitation

Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Safeguarding Children Partnerships will launch the new HIPS Child Exploitation Toolkit to support professionals with a co-ordinated approach to preventing child exploitation (CE), and improve the identification, protection, and support for victims, survivors, and their families.

Be part of it and book a free place at the virtual launch.

Wednes, 11 October Training Together. Learning Together. Safeguarding Together.

Explore the fully funded multi-agency training offer and how learning together can deliver positive outcomes for children and families.


Thurs, 12 October Safeguarding unborn babies and infants

Launch of a new Safeguarding Infants Toolkit designed to support professionals working with new and expectant parents to safeguard unborn babies and infants under one year old.


Fri, 13 October Supporting parents and carers

Safeguarding resources that can be used with parents/carers or to signpost to parents/carers to access directly.