Welcome to Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) safeguarding children procedures manual.
How to use this manual
Use the link to the Contents page to access different sections of the procedures.
Referral to Children's Social Care and Early Help
When a professional working in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth or Southampton assesses that a child/family requires additional support, they need to complete an inter-agency referral or contact form as per local processes and share this with the relevant Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. The use of the Threshold Guidance will assist this process and help inform the practitioner’s decision-making.
Inter-agency referral/contact form:
Safeguarding adults procedures