Here you can keep up to date with news from the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board and the Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board, as well as from local and national partner agencies.
Click on recently published news items below, or browse older news items by month on the right hand side of the page.
A new set of inspections will examine how local partner agencies - including local authorities, health and probation services and the police - are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect. The series of 6 joint target… read more on article: "Series of inspections to focus on children living with neglect"
National Stalking Awareness Week Suzy Lamplugh Trust believes that everyone has the right to live life free from the harassment of stalkers. Working as part of the National Stalking Consortium, we are pulling together the work of a raft of par… read more on article: "National Stalking Awareness Week"
Awareness of Domestic Abuse & Violence - FREE ONLINE ELEARNING COURSE This free online e-learning course has been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence and abuse, and how to support those experiencing it.… read more on article: "Awareness of Domestic Abuse & Violence"
The new Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board multi-agency policies and procedures manual is now available on the new West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures website. Please click the link http://westmidlands.procedures.org.uk/ to access t… read more on article: "NOW LIVE! - NEW HSCB multi-agency policies and procedures manual "
Modern slavery is a global problem that affects more than 35 million people worldwide. It could be happening right under your nose, but without knowing the red flags, victims may be passing by, unnoticed. You can make a difference. The Learning Poo… read more on article: "Modern Slavery - Free Online Training"
In September 2016 Herefordshire Council introduced the Single Social Work Assessment as a replacement for the Initial and Core Assessments that have been in place for many years. Colleagues will be aware that the single assessment was introduced to … read more on article: "Initial and Core Assessments replaced by Single Social Work Assessment "
The Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board is currently part of the West Mercia Consortium which provides the LSCB multiagency child protection procedures for Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire. From 31 March 2017 He… read more on article: "Change to HSCB Procedures 31 March 2017 - get ready for the change"
Summary of police guidance on sexting The NSPCC has published a summary of the College of Policing’s guidance for police in England and Wales responding to cases involving young people who are sexting. Key issues include: the Outcome 21 reporting co… read more on article: "Summary of police guidance on sexting"
Violence against women and girls insight pack The Home Office has updated its Violence against women and girls (VAWG) communications insight pack, which gives information about issues related to VAWG. Topics covered include: domestic violence and se… read more on article: "Violence against women and girls "