Community Partnership Information Sharing Form (CPI)

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. Information can relate, but is not limited to the following:

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

In essence, the CPI form can be used for any information you feel the need to share with police, providing it does not amount to a crime or a safeguarding issue – where it does, you would need to report as a crime or make a MASH referral as per the guidance on this page.

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 or significant risk, it is appropriate to be shared with police as ‘intelligence’ using the CPI form. The CPI form is not a referral  or crime reporting form, it is for sharing non-urgent information which would not otherwise fall into other referral and reporting mechanisms .

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 – in which case you will be contacted as the person reporting
  • 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

Recent Changes to the CPI Form

Based on the feedback given by partners regarding the CPI form, changes to some common points have been made to the last 2 sections of the form where partners can now explain any difficulties, risks/concerns they have if police were to take action on the information they are submitting and how they feel this might be mitigated. Please be reminded to always complete the CPI from this Safe4me webpage as this     will always be the most current version – if you save and store it, you may be submitting an out-of-date version.

The CPI form can be accessed via the link button below

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.

CPI Process

The button below, will take you to a summary of the CPI process, and provides an outline of the type of information that can be recorded on a CPI Form.

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CPI Best Practice

The button below, provides a document of completed CPI Forms, to help if this is your first time completing the form, or if you need a reminder.

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Guidance for Health Professionals

The button below, provides access to a document created by the 4 local safeguarding partnerships (LSCPs) and provides examples of scenarios where a health professional may be required to submit a CPI.

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Factsheet for Schools and Colleges

The button below, provides access to a document created by the Education Partnership Team to provide schools and colleges with an outlined document on the benefits of using CPI within education settings.

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Op Endeavour and Op Encompass

Op Endeavour and Op Encompass were introduced to increase the partnership working and sharing of information between Police and the Schools and Colleges that our children and young people attend. It helps schools provide on-going support if a child or young person is experiencing a time of vulnerability.

Further information about this operations can be found via the tabs below.

What is it?

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. The objective is for schools to be notified in a timely manner where children have witnessed or are present at an address where a domestic incident has taken place. 

How does it work?

The information shared by Police MASH [via secure email and password protected document] is received by a dedicated member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, who is appropriately trained to manage this information (DSL). This document will include relevant risk information affecting the child or young person, although not all information obtained by the police will be included due to the sensitive nature of the incident. 

Who does it apply to?

Operation Encompass within Hampshire and the IOW currently incorporates local authority and academy schools for Primary, Secondary age groups and some colleges.  This is to ensure that the age range is covered for the children involved, i.e. 4-16. 

Further Questions?

If you are a school or college and have any further questions regarding  Op Encompass you can email the team via the button below.

Op Encompass TeamOp Encompass Team

What is it?

Operation Endeavour is a joint operation between  Children’s Services and Hampshire Constabulary to safeguard children and young people at risk of harm from going missing. 

How does it work?

In the same way as Op Encompass – The information shared by Police MASH [via secure email and password protected document] is received by a dedicated member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, who is appropriately trained to manage this information (DSL). This document will include relevant risk information affecting the child or young person, although not all information obtained by the police will be included due to the sensitive nature of the incident. 

Who does it apply to?

Op Endeavour is an extension of Operation Encompass incorporating the same age group I.e. 4-16 

Further Questions?

If you are a school or college and have any further questions regarding  Op Endeavour you can email the team via the button below.

Op Endeavour TeamOp Endeavour Team

Further Resources

Further information on Op Encompass and Op Endeavour through the national Operation Encompass website. There are resources available to help to provide information on both Operations and how to communicate this to parent/carers, incorporating into policies and linking education around domestic abuse into key stages.

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