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 July 2016
The BBC reports that a charity has trained its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised. The NSPCC said its existing support line could now advise parents worried about extremists grooming a child. It said counsellor… read more on article: "NSPCC launch new helpline service to prevent child radicalisation"
July 2016 sees the launch of Action Against Hate - the UK Government's plan for tackling hate crime. This is published amongst a back drop of a post referendum nationally reported increase in hate crime.
Herefordshire is judged to be at low risk from terrorism, but it is important not to be complacent. The basis of Prevent is simple: it is about keeping our communities safe from extremists. It does not carry a pre-conceived idea of who the extremist… read more on article: "Herefordshire Prevent - duties and guidance"
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published the first ever annual statistical publication for female genital mutilation (FGM). Findings from data collected by healthcare providers in England include: 5,702 newly recorded cases of FGM … read more on article: "Female genital mutilation statistics"
A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. It is an appalling and indefensible practice and is recognised in the UK as a form … read more on article: "Free online training - forced marriage awareness"
The NSPCC’s Knowledge and Information Service has published a summary of the main findings and recommendations from Pathways to harm, pathways to protection, the triennial analysis of serious case reviews relating to incidents from 2011 to 2014, publ… read more on article: "Summary of triennial analysis of serious case reviews"
The Department for Education has published statistics on child death reviews completed in England between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. Findings include 3,665 reviews were completed by Child Death Overview Panels in the year ending 31 March 2016, o… read more on article: "Child death reviews statistics"
The NSPCC have published a parent's guide containing a lot of useful advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go. The guide will take you through what you need to know to ensure children use the game safely on mobile devices.
A new referral process to Herefordshire Integrated Sexual Health Service has been launched for children deemed to be at risk of exploitation. The referral process is to be used for children and young people who are deemed to be at medium and high ri… read more on article: "New Referral Process to Herefordshire Integrated Sexual Health Service"
Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire (WISH). You can use this website to search for information and services for both children and adults.
Female Genital Mutilation advice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse and violence against women and is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003. The act covers all procedures involving partial or total removal of the … read more on article: "FGM update"