Terms used in Children’s Safeguarding


ABE     Achieving Best Evidence – Guidance that police and social workers follow when interviewing children when a crime may have been committed.


ACE     Adverse Childhood Experiences


ASD     Adult Services Department


CAFCASS         Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – Government agency responsible for court based social workers and children’s guardians.


CAIT    Child Abuse Investigations Team (Police) – Hampshire Police teams who investigate child abuse.


CAMHS           Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


CAST    Children Assessment and Safeguarding Teams


CAWN Child Abduction Warning Notice     


CCE      Child Criminal Exploitation


CCG     Clinical Commissioning Group         


CDOP  Child Death Overview Panel – Responsible for collecting and analysing information about the death of children under 18 years (in the country)


CEOP   Child Exploitation and On-Line Protection Command – Work with child protection partners to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to protect children from harm online and offline.


CFSW   Children and Family Support Workers


CIC       Children in Care        


CIN      Children in Need – Section 17 of the children’s act 1989


CLA      Children Looked After


CME    Children Missing From Education    


CMHT  Communications Mental health Team        


County Lines  A police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or ‘deal lines’. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money.


CPC     Child Protection Conference


CPI       Community Partnership Information Form – Sharing intelligence with police


CPIS     Child Protection Information System          


CPP     Child Protection Plan


CPS      Child Prosecution Service     


CPSU   Child Protection in Sports Unit – Partnership between the  NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales to protect children in sport


CSD     Children Services Department


CRT      Children’s Reception Team  


CRU     Central Referral Unit (Police)


CSC      Children’s Social Care


CSE      Child Sexual Exploitation     


CSERQ Child Sexual Exploitation Risk Questionnaire         


CYP or CYPR   Child Young Person at Risk (Police)


DA (DV)           Domestic Abuse (domestic violence)


DVA     Domestic Violence and Abuse          


DASH   Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment Tool


DAPP   Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme    


DBS     Disclosure and Barring Service


DN       Designated Nurse      


DPA     Data Protection Acts


DSL      Designated Safeguarding Lead – Within educational settings


DSP     Designated Senior Person


DT       Designated Teacher


E&T     Education and inclusion       


EHA     Early Help Assessment         


EHE     Electively Home Educated    


EPO     Emergency Protection Order


EWO’s Education Welfare Officers  


EYFS    Early Years Foundation Stage


FGM    Female Genital Mutilation   


FII        Fabricated or Induced Illness


FSS       Family Support Service


HBV     Honour Based Violence


HCSB   Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (As of June 2019, now known as Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership)  


HSCP  Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership


HIAS    Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service   


HHFT   Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust


HSAB   Hampshire Safeguarding Adult Board


IARF     Inter-Agency Referral Form – Used to report safeguarding concerns


ICPC    Initial Child Protection Conference


ICS       Integrated Children’s System – System used to hold service user information


ICTA    Independent Child Trafficking Advocate


IDASH  Integrated Child Abuse Service for Hampshire


IDVA    Individual Domestic Violence Advisor


IMR     Internal Management Review or Independent Management Review


IOWSCB   Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board (As of June 2019, now known as Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership)


IOWSCP   Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership


IRO      Independent Reviewing Officer


JTAI     Joint Targeted Area Inspections      


KCSIE   Keeping children Safe in Education


LA        Local Authority


LAC      Looked After Child    


LADO   Local Authority Designated Officer  


LIG       Learning and Inquiry Group


LSAB    Local Safeguarding Adult Board


LCSB    Local Safeguarding Children Board (As of June 2019, now known as Local Safeguarding Children Partnership)


LNA     Learning Need Analysis


MAPPA           Multi- Agency Public Protection Arrangements


MAR    Multi-Agency Review


MARAC           Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference 


MASF  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Forums 


MASH  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub      


MISPER           Missing Persons        


MET    Missing Exploited Trafficked


NFA     No Further Action     


NSPCC National Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Children


OM      Offending Manager


OOC    Out of Country


Operation Encompass           Police informing schools via email following a domestic abuse incident when a child within the family home attends their school.


PACE   Police and Criminal Evidence Act


PEP      Personal Education Plan       


PiP       Partners in Practice


PHL      Partnering Health Ltd


PLO     Public Law Outline


POLIT  Paedophile On Line Investigation Team (Police)


PP        Police Protection       


PPN     Public Protection Notice


PPO     Public Protection Unit (Police)


PR        Parental Responsibility


PSO     Prohibited Steps Order


PSCB    Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (As of June 2019, now known as Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership)


PSAB   Portsmouth Safeguarding Adult Board


QAG    Quality and Assurance Group


R&A     Referral and Assessment      


RCPC   Review Child Protection Conference


RO       Residence Order        


 SA       Single Assessment – The ONE assessment created in line with criteria set out in Working together 2013


SAR      Subject Access Request


SCAS    South Central Ambulance Service    


SCR      Serious Case Review 


SERAF  Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework


SFYC    Services for Young Children 


SGO     Special Guardianship Order


SHFT    Southern Health Foundation Trust


SSFAA  Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association


SUID    Sudden Unexpected Infant Death


S17      Section 17 of the children’s act 1989 – Child in Need


S20      Section 20 of the children’s act 1989 – Child Accommodation


S47      Section 47 of the children’s act 1989 – Child Protection


TOR     Terms of Reference


Toxic/trigger trio       Mental health, substance misuse and domestic abuse


WDG   Workforce Development Group       


WDT    Workforce Development Team


UASC   Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children  


UCS     Unscheduled Care Setting


UHS     University Hospital Southampton   


VAWG             Violence Against Women and Girls


VISOR              The Violent and Sexual Offenders Register 


WTTSC             Working Together to Safeguard children    


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