Sharing of information is critical to developing a clearer picture of local and wider issues, to inform the actions police need to take to reduce threat, harm and risk.

Hampshire Constabulary are seeking the support of partners, education staff and practitioners to share information known to them which, often without realisation, could provide crucial links where gaps in intelligence might exist.

To help improve information sharing, the CPI form gives professionals a safe and direct way to share non-urgent information with police relating to children/adults at risk of:

  • Missing, Exploited, Trafficked
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Criminal Exploitation
  • Drug Related Harm
  • Modern Day Slavery
  • Community Cohesion
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Organised Crime

The CPI Form: Use and Process Summary

If the information known to you is non-urgent, not a crime and a child/adult is not at immediate risk, this is appropriate to be shared as police intelligence using the CPI form. The CPI form is not a referral form, it is for sharing non-urgent information only specific to the risks listed above.

Upon receipt of a CPI form, intelligence handlers assess it to determine the level of risk and priority, this process can amount to one of the following outcomes:

  • CPI sanitised an intelligence log created – added to police systems for officer awareness/action
  • If information details a crime, this is tasked to the crime desk for allocation to be investigated
  • If there is a concern for safety, it will be referred to the relevant safeguarding services/teams
  • In some cases, no action will be taken

The CPI form can be accessed via the link button below along with the most current Monthly CPI Data Report

Community Partnership Information Form (CPI)

CPI submission, Safeguarding Referral or Crime Report?

Accepting that it is not always clear-cut deciding whether to submit what you know as information to police using the CPI form, reporting it to police as a crime or submitting it as a safeguarding referral, the information, guidance and resources below have been developed to support decision-making and promote best use of the CPI.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H)

Where concerns are raised that a child may be at ‘non-immediate’ risk of harm, a referral can be made to the local area M.A.S.H using the process pathway set out by the local authority. More information about this process can be found by selecting the area relevant to you below:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight       Southampton        Portsmouth

Crime Reporting

If the information known to you relates to a crime having happened this should be reported to police for investigation and should be done so by calling 101 or filling out a crime report online via the link below. If the information indicates a child/person is in immediate risk of harm/danger, this should be reported to police by calling 999.

  • If you have concerns for a child/adult or need advice, call police on 101
  • If you believe a child/adult is in immediate danger call 999

CPI Supporting Resources

The buttons below provide access to resources to support use of the CPI specific to: Sharing Information & Lawful Basis Guidance; CPI Guidance for Health Professionals; CPI Best Practice Examples Document and a CPI Process Flowchart.