News and events
Here you can keep up to date with news and events from Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and 'Safeguarding Children & Young People in Herefordshire' 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.
Modern slavery webinars Modern slavery has a devastating and long lasting impact on victims and is often a hidden crime, undetected for years. It can take a number of different forms including: child slavery; criminal exploitation; domestic servitud… read more on article: "18 October is Anti-Slavery Day 2019 "
Click the link below to view a calendar of national, regional and local campaigns related to adult safeguarding. Campaign Calendar 2019-20
The first two meetings of the new Herefordshire Safeguarding Partners Board have now taken place. This is a new board under the new Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire arrangements, which replaces the Herefordshire Safeguarding Ch… read more on article: "Message from the Herefordshire Safeguarding Partners, September 2019"
From 1 September 2019 the charge and cancellations fee for participants attending the Safeguarding Training are as follows: Partner agencies contributing to the Partnership budget Free All Other Organisations, including Schools and Charity emp… read more on article: "Safeguarding Training - new charges from 01/09/19"
On 10th July, all three statutory agencies of the newly formed Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire group (the Local Authority, Police and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group) agreed to establish a working group to combat harmful sexu… read more on article: "Presentations on harmful sexual behaviour / peer on peer abuse"
Under the Children Act 2004 there is a statutory requirement that all child deaths are independently reviewed. New requirements mean that there will be a change of responsibility for ensuring that these reviews are carried out, from the local Safegu… read more on article: "New Child Death Overview arrangements"
We have now published the new arrangements that will replace our Herefordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board from 29 September 2019. This is a national requirement in implementing Working Together 2018. Herefordshire Council, West Mercia Police a… read more on article: "New Children's Safeguarding Arrangements "
Herefordshire Council run a range of parenting courses for parents, guardians and carers who'd like a little extra support, information or advice, when it comes to bringing up children and young people. They cover all age ranges from birth to 18 yea… read more on article: "Free parenting courses in Herefordshire"
Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire There is a dedicated young person’s Sexual Health clinic (a non-prejudiced service) which takes place every Wednesday afternoon 1-4pm at 15 St Owens Street (opposite the Town Hall). Or young people can drop in … read more on article: "Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire"