Child Protection in Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Single Assessment should be used by all professionals to assess children who have additional needs and where there are safeguarding concerns.
The Single Assessment Framework paperwork, tools, and related guidance is available on the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board website.
The website also includes useful information about:
Safe Lives provides practical help to support professionals and organisations working with those experiencing domestic abuse. They have developed lots of resources for practitioners which can be found on their website.
Portsmouth Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy 2020-2023
The Domestic Abuse Strategy 2020-23 was approved by Portsmouth’s Health and Wellbeing Board in January 2020. Delivery of the agreed actions in the strategy is closely co-ordinated with work to deliver Hampshire Constabulary’s new domestic abuse strategy as well as Portsmouth’s Violent Crime Unit Response Strategy and the Children’s Trust Plan 2020-2023. Progress is regularly monitored by the multi-agency Domestic Abuse Steering Group chaired by the Deputy Director for Children’s Social Care. The newly established Domestic Abuse Practitioner’s Group meets twice a year to provide feedback on front line work and acts as a consultation group for the development of local good practice.