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Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is the key statutory body overseeing multi-agency child safeguarding arrangements across Hampshire (excluding Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, which have their own Boards). The work of the HSCB is governed by statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Section 14 of the Children Act 2004 sets out the statutory objectives of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, which are:

  • To coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area; and
  • To ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

How does the Board work?

Everything we do is underpinned by two key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility – for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part
  • A child centred approach – for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of the individual children whilst recognising the support parents and carers may require.

The Board is collectively responsible for the strategic oversight of local safeguarding arrangements. It does this by leading, coordinating, challenging and monitoring the delivery of safeguarding practice by all agencies across the county.

HSCB’s Independent Chair is Derek Benson who is accountable to the Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council. Derek works closely with the Chief Executive, Council Leader and the Director of Children’s Services on safeguarding related challenges.

HSCB members are senior representatives from a range of agencies including:

Name Agency
Stuart Ashley Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Dr Sallie Bacon Public Health, Hampshire County Council
Dr Steve Bailey Independent Schools
Derek Benson Independent Chair
Glenn Bowyer Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Tom Browning National Probation Service
Cynthia Condliffe West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Claire Cox Lay Member
Steve Crocker OBE Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council
Craig Dibdin Hampshire Constabulary
Ali Foss Post-16 Colleges
Rachel Walker Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bob Jackson District / Borough / City Councils
Kim Jones West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Dr Simon Jones West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Jo Lappin Adult Services, Hampshire County Council
Sue Lee Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Trish LeFlufy Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Caz Maclean Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Councillor Keith Mans Hampshire County Council
Lesley Spicer Primary Schools
Ellen McNicholas West Hampshire CCG on behalf of Hampshire 5CCGs
Karen Nye Education and Inclusion, Hampshire County Council
Catherine Le Roux Special Schools
Melanie Pearce Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Camilla Pearse Lay Member
Nicky Priest NHS England
Trish Dennison NHS England (Specialised Commissioning)
Andrew Robinson Diocese of Winchester
Nikki Shave Hampshire & Isle of Wight Youth Offending Team
Barbara Swyer Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company
Kailea Hurcombe Voluntary Sector
Nathan Ditton Army Welfare Services
Gwennan Harrison-Jones Secondary Schools
Tim Jackson Post-16 Colleges