Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP)
Following changes to legislation and national statutory guidance, Southampton’s safeguarding partners have agreed that the local partnership for safeguarding children in the city will change from the current Southampton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) from 29th June 2019. To complement this local arrangement the safeguarding partners in Southampton have joined forces with our neighbouring authorities to form a Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton safeguarding children partnership arrangement known as ‘HIPS’ to enable larger scale strategic development of partnership working beyond the our city boundaries to improve our ability to influence practice and positive outcomes for children across local borders.
For the details of this new arrangement please see the documents below:
- Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements 2019
- Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight (HIPS) Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Arrangements
The board produces a number of documents each year which explain our key areas of work:
Southampton SCP Continuum of Need
Where a practitioner is concerned about a child the following document should be referred to:
Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)
CDOP is made up of local experts who consider every child death in their area. These documents summarise the activity of the local CDOP’s in Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Hampshire:
- 4LSCB CDOP annual report summary 2018-19
- 4LSCB CDOP annual report 2018-19
- National Child Mortality Database Annual Report October 2019
Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Action Plan
This plan is designed to provide the outline framework for multi agency developments in these crucial child protection and safeguarding activities. It sets out how through our partnership the MET group and its partners will assess and reduce risk, prevent harm, challenge and disrupt activities and provide an enhanced, effective service to reduce the harm and threats posed to children and young people from these issues.
Principles and Standards for Safeguarding Supervision
This paper outlines the core principles of effective supervision to which the local safeguarding children board requires all member agencies to implement.