Child Exploitation

The four Safeguarding Partnerships of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Southampton are working in partnership to tackle child exploitation.  Local strategic meetings have therefore been replaced by 4 area meetings which are chaired by Chief Superintendent Scott MacKechnie, Head of Crime at Hampshire Constabulary.  After each meeting a newsletter is published to update local partners on discussions at the meeting together with local and national initiatives, and invite input. Newsletters available below:

New risk assessment tool for children who are being exploited (CERAF)

The new full CERAF (Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework) is now available for professionals to use. A CERAF should be completed as soon as potential concerns regarding any form of child exploitation are identified; this updates and replaces the previously used SERAF risk assessment tool.

The CERAF resources and guidance can be found on the HIPS Procedures website.


Safe4Me is as website run by Hampshire Constabulary.  Here you will find key information including resources for schools, information on campaigns such as #NeverChooseKnives, harmful sexual behaviour, healthy relationships, radicalisation and extremism and cyber bulling.  The website also hosts CPI forms which are the key way for professionals to share intelligence confidentially with the Police.  CPI forms are available here

Child Exploitation Strategy

The HIPS Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Information Strategy sets out how all agencies will work together to ensure the most effective and coordinated response to identify and protect children (all those under 18yrs) at risk of exploitation both within and across the areas.  

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