News and events
Here you can keep up to date with news and events 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.
SELFIE is an educational programme run by West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) designed to increase young people’s (11 to 25-year olds) awareness of sexual violence, harassment and abuse. It aims to equip them with the skills,… read more on article: "SELFIE Programme for young people"
Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards have produced a new guidance document to help organisations in Herefordshire produce a safeguarding policy. The document can be found on the following link: Guidance for agencies developing a safeguarding policy
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), focusing on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to … read more on article: "Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May)"
NEW Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse (DA) Risk & Referral Pathway A new Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse (DA) Risk & Referral Pathway is available on the West Midlands Procedures website. This includes forced marriage, honour based violence, coercive … read more on article: "Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse (DA) Risk & Referral Pathway"
There is a new Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Herefordshire. Terry Pilliner is based at the Shire Hall in Hereford and can be contacted on (01432) 261739 For more information on the LADO role, click to visit the HSCB Policies and Pro… read more on article: "New LADO contact details"
NICE and SCIE have published a new quick guide – Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support. The guide helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel bec… read more on article: "Getting help to overcome abuse - a new quick guide from SCIE and NICE"
National Autism Week 26 Mar – 2 Apr Mental Health Awareness week 14 – 18 May International Museums day 18-May Dementia Awareness week 21 – 25 May Volunteers week 1-7 June … read more on article: "Dates for your diary"
All of the free of charge E-Learning licences that we were able to offer have now been issued and we are no longer able to offer any new courses on that basis. If you are interested in taking an ELearning course you can contact the Virtual College d… read more on article: "Free E-Learning courses - Update"
2018 Thurs 26 April (PM) Theme – Working with individuals with disabilities. Tues 26 June (PM) Theme - Impact of early exposure to mental health and fictitious illness. Thurs 20 Sept (PM) Theme - Sexual Exploitation (adults and children’s). Weds … read more on article: "Future joint practitioner forum dates for your diary:"
The links below will take you to the relevant pages on the Herefordshire Council website. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-te… read more on article: "Preventing extremism - Prevent and Channel"