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Useful links and training information

On this page you will find useful links and training information, relevant to staff.

Threshold document

The updated Working Together 2013 document recommended that Children's Social should review and update their threshold document. This was to ensure that the right threshold levels or gateway to needs and services were accurate.

A revised thresholds document for Hampshire has gone live from the 1st April 2014. The threshold document has been revised in response to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013. It has been agreed by partner agencies and endorsed by both the HSCB and the Children’s Trust. Follow this link to access this import document.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

The essence of safeguarding children’s work is collaborative working. Evidence from serious case reviews highlights that safeguarding children is a joint responsibility. The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) regulation 2006 highlights the role and responsibility of the LSCBs. Therefore locally the LSCB has a duty to work with partner agencies to ensure the health and wellbeing of children in its locality. Click here to find out more about the Hampshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.

The 4LSCBs

The 4LSCBs covers Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Each area not only has its own local LSCB but work under an umbrella partnership. This allows for the best use of shared skills, knowledge and resources in safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people. For more information, click here.

Joint protocols

It is crucial that professionals working with children, especially cross border apply the same principles. The 4LSCB have a number of policies and procedures to ensure equity and continuity of care. Some of these protocols are:

  1. Joint Working Protocol
  2. Bruising Protocol
  3. Unborn Baby Protocol

Follow this link to find out more about these protocols.

Training information

All staff working within the health service with access to children and confidential information requires safeguarding training at the appropriate level. The Intercollegiate document (2014) identifies 5 levels of competences that staff need to access depending on their roles and Responsibilities (Level 1, 2 & 3 apply to all staff with direct contact with children).

  • Level 1: All staff working in health care setting
  • Level 2: All non-clinical and clinical staff who have any contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers Staff groups
  • Level 3: All clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns
  • Level 4: Specialist roles - named professionals
  • Level 5: Designated Professionals

Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Training Calendar can be accessed by clicking here.

CQC Essential Standards of Care can be accessed by clicking here.