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.
With effect from 31 January 2020, all secure GCSX Herefordshire Council email addresses will not work. If you need to send a secure safeguarding related email please consider using the following addresses: To discuss or report a safeguarding concer… read more on article: "New secure email addresses from 31 January 2020"
Willing ‘volunteers’ from West Mercia Women’s Aid, West Mercia Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre, the CCG, public health, police and probation services gave away hundreds of white ribbons to shoppers in Hereford High Town on Friday 29 November a… read more on article: "White Ribbon Stall in High Town a big success"
Please find below a copy of the 2018-19 Annual Report of the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB). Herefordshire Safeguarding Children's Board Annual Report
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"