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.
News in August 2016
In 2014, 72 year old William Thompson tragically died of smoke inhalation, when his bedding caught alight from a discarded cigarette. Mr Thompson lived in supported housing and while smoke alarms were installed in his hall and kitchen, there weren’t… read more on article: "Professionals - can you spot any danger signs when visiting a resident’s home?"
The term ‘Next of Kin’ is often used in Health and Social Care as a euphemistic shorthand for ‘Who is the person we communicate with about you and who do we contact when you are dead?’ In law the term has no status when you are alive - it is mislead… read more on article: "Next of Kin: Understanding decision making authorities"
The NSPCC have published a report exploring parents’ knowledge of sexting, and the help they need to support their children. Click the link below to visit the NSPCC website to read more: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-… read more on article: "Sexting and young people: the parent's view"
With Ofsted planning joint area inspections on domestic abuse, here are some factors which social workers should consider when working on these complex cases. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/08/15/adults-scared-might-children-living-domestic-abu… read more on article: "‘If adults are scared, how might children living with domestic abuse feel?’"
Developed by CEOPs and internet parenting charity, Parent Zone, Parent Info provides up-to-date, expert information for parents on a range of concerns they may have about children and young people, which is designed for schools to post on their own w… read more on article: "PARENT INFO - online information for parents"