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Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Read our latest Partnership Information Bulletin with safeguarding related news and information items

Partnership Information Bulletin 07/10/21

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The latest Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership annual report 2020-21 has been published.

The HSCP Annual Report 2019-20 is available to read here: Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership annual report 2019-20

The Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) is a statutory body established under the new arrangements of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. The HSCP is led by three Safeguarding Partners: Herefordshire Council’s Children’s Services; NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and West Mercia Police.

The three Safeguarding Partners meet quarterly to form the ‘Safeguarding Partners Board’ that has strategic oversight of child protection arrangements across the local authority area of Herefordshire and their role is to lead, coordinate, develop, challenge and monitor the delivery of effective child protection and safeguarding practice by all agencies across Herefordshire.

The broader Safeguarding Partnership consists of Relevant Agencies that cooperate with each other to safeguard children and promote their welfare. These agencies are engaged in the activity of the Partnership’s subgroups, review and audit activity, Summits and Practitioner Forums.

Values & Principles of the HSCP

The three Safeguarding Partners along with Relevant Agencies, (our wider partners), form Herefordshire’s Safeguarding Partnership. Together we are committed to delivering the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership vision through the Strategic Plan, according to an agreed set of values and principles.

Our values and principles have been developed in collaboration with partners, through a variety of engagement activities

HSCP Values

  • Child Focused
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Inclusivity

HSCP Principles

  • Children are at the heart of what we do, and we will learn from the actions we take.
  • We will make a difference to the lives of children and young people.
  • We will focus on the difference our partnership makes to the lives of children & young people.
  • We will ensure that children are at the heart of our discussions and the actions we take.
  • We will share information and work together with openness, respect, trust, and confidence.
  • We will challenge each other when this is needed and will welcome challenge in return, knowing this helps keep our system safe.
  • We will address the well-being needs of children and young people at the earliest opportunity and prevent the need for later child protection intervention whenever possible – providing the right help at the right time.

HSCB Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority 1 -


Embed a culture of collective responsibility, accountability, and professional challenge built on guiding principles of respect and openness to forge an effective safeguarding children’s partnership.

Strategic Priority 2 -


Prevent and reduce neglect to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Herefordshire.

Strategic Priority 3 -

Right Help, Right Time

A coordinated multi-agency approach to provide children and families with the right help and support at the right time (RHRT)

Strategic Priority 4 -

Child Exploitation

Prevent and reduce child exploitation to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Herefordshire.

Our Plans

For more information on the work of the Partnership - click the links below to view the HSCP Plans

Herefordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements 2022

Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Strategic Plan Performance Outcomes Framework 2021-2024

Annual Plan for Independent Scrutiny 2021-2024

Communications and Media Protocol

The HSCP has published a Communication and Media Protocol for Statutory Safeguarding Partners and Relevant Agencies involved in the protection and safeguarding of children and young people. Read the HSCP Communications and Media Protocol here.

Contact Us

You can get in touch with Herefordshire Safeguarding Partners by writing to us at:

Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership Team
Council Offices
Plough Lane

Alternatively you can e-mail us on or call us on 01432 260100.

Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership Team

Liz Murphy: Independent Chair of Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership

Adesua Osime: Interim Partnership Manager

Angela Wilson: Partnership Deputy Manager

Adrian Turton: Partnership Officer

Anne Bonney: Partnership Officer

Milly Francis: Partnership Support Officer