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Local Children's Partnerships

Local Children’s Partnerships (LCPs) are the ‘delivery arm’ of Hampshire Children’s Trust at a local level.  They are responsible for implementing the priorities of Hampshire’s Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP) through the development and implementation of LCP delivery plans.

Members of LCPs retain accountability to their existing governance and management arrangements; coming together to agree common priorities and action to improve outcomes for local children and young people.


  • guiding and supporting integrated working to focus on key performance improvements, across agencies and boundaries;

  • strengthening local networks to enable effective integrated working across children’s services in an area, thus enhancing its sense of community and ‘place’;

  • developing a detailed level of intelligence and understanding of outcomes for children and young people within an area in order to promote a focus on the needs of local communities (including the sharing of data to support needs assessment and performance management);

  • identifying the contribution of local partners to the priorities of the county CYPP through the development of local delivery plans;

  • strengthening the links between local partners and Hampshire Children’s Trust;

  • monitoring, managing and reporting performance against the local delivery plan, including providing support and challenge within the partnership and meeting the reporting requirements of the county Children’s Trust;

  • ensuring the participation of children and young people in service design, delivery and evaluation, in line with Hampshire County Council’s Participation Strategy;

  • ensuring educational inclusion;

  • being the local commissioning and delivery capability of the Children’s Trust – pooling budgets and influencing partners in the deployment of resources;

  • over time, taking direct responsibility for the improvement of agreed and defined outcomes, such as reducing teenage conceptions and the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training;

  • co-ordinating early intervention and prevention activities.



Information sharing policy

Earlier this year, Hampshire Children's Trust Board approved a policy booklet giving guidance to staff working with children in multi-agency situations. The policy has been updated to include national guidance from the Government.

The policy has been developed with input from agencies across the Trust and is designed to give practitioners the confidence and practical guidance needed to support the effective sharing of information about children and their families when participating in joint working arrangements.


Case Studies 2011 - 2013

June 2013


Alton Buckle:






New Forest

Liss, Liphook and Petersfield:



Test Valley: