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The Picture in Hampshire

HSCB has continued to build on its approach to identifying and responding to all forms of exploitation such as child criminal exploitation, county lines, child sexual exploitation. These issues are a key priority for Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB).

HSCB has developed a Child Exploitation Strategy outlining our collective response to this issue in Hampshire.

This strategy builds upon the significant work already taking place within Hampshire and sets out how all agencies will work together to ensure the most effective and coordinated response. In Hampshire, all under 18s are referred to as children because this reinforces the vulnerability of these individuals.

How to share intelligence / information with Hampshire Constabulary

The Community Partnership Information Form has been designed by the Hampshire Constabulary as a conduit for partner agencies to share soft intelligence relating to child exploitation and other related safeguarding issues. This form does not replace a contact to Children’s Services in respect of concerns relating to the safeguarding and welfare of children.

Completed forms must be sent electronically to:

24/7-Intel@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

The police Intelligence department will always protect the source and provenance. This means personal information and how it was obtained is not available for general view. Great care is taken to remove any reference or indicator of the source or provenance and this information is not shared with other law enforcement agencies or partners.

If the police need to re-contact a source (which is rare but may be necessary to seek clarification) this will be direct from an officer or operative of the Intelligence Unit. Prior to approaching the source, the police will contact the professional who submitted the form to seek their authority (please ensure the box is ticked on the form to agree to this). If the source details are not supplied, there is a danger the police may respond in a way which compromises the source as they may be unable to correctly grade and risk assess the intelligence. Therefore, it is important the source details are included on the form.