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

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.

https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime/

  • 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.