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.
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 "
The latest CDOP annual report is now available online. Click the following link to read more about the work of the CDOP during 2015-16. CDOP Annual Report 2015-16
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group have produced a useful guide about private fostering, specifically about identifying and notifying private fostering arrangements. Whilst it has been written for GPs, there is a great deal of information in… read more on article: "Private Fostering - information for professionals"
NSPCC have produced a guide to the social networks kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Please see the link below raising concerns about the online game Roblox. ‘There's been a wave of reported cases of adults using Roblox to pose as children and send them lurid messages, with one 8-year old from Sunderland even receiving requests to m… read more on article: "Concerns raised about the online game Roblox"
West Mercia Police has re-launched the successful Stop Rape Now campaign after developing its latest phase, “CNOSENT, don’t mix it up”. This new phase is targeting young adults and focuses on encouraging an open discussion about consent. The aim is … read more on article: "West Mercia Police launch refreshed Stop Rape Now campaign to tackle rape and sexual assault "
School tells parents to delete MyLOL app after concerns raised that it's being used by sexual predators “We strongly advise that you talk to your child about this and our advice would be to delete the app and block the website.” A Greater Mancheste… read more on article: "School tells parents to delete MyLOL app after concerns raised "
HSAB is inviting people who have been safeguarded and their carers to a meeting on Tuesday 21 February at the Kindle Centre, Hereford from 10am to 12 noon (refreshments provided). The aim is to explore how the views of people who have been through t… read more on article: "Come and talk to us - Tuesday 21 February at the Kindle Centre"