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.
News in Parents
Here is a link to more information about the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Herefordshire: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services introductory leaflet
The Act Early Safeguarding Campaign, which launched November 2020, focuses on the theme of ‘friends and family’.Counter Terrorism Policing is asking for your help to encourage families and friends across the UK who may be worried their loved ones are… read more on article: "Act Early to Prevent Radicalisation"
Herefordshire Council run a range of parenting courses for parents, guardians and carers who'd like a little extra support, information or advice, when it comes to bringing up children and young people. They cover all age ranges from birth to 18 yea… read more on article: "Free parenting courses in Herefordshire"
This is a reminder of who to contact if you have a safeguarding concern. If it's regarding an adult, it's Herefordshire Council's Adult Referral Team (ART). Their telephone number is 01432 260715, or 0330 123 9309 out of hours and weekends. If it's… read more on article: "Who to contact if you have a safeguarding concern about an individual."
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"
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"
Herefordshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards are committed to linking with front line practice to share learning and information about safeguarding. We are setting up a new Safeguarding mailing list, and we will be sending out a range of in… read more on article: "Sign up for our Safeguarding mailing list"
The latest Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board annual report is now available online. Click the following link to read more about the work of the Children's Board during 2016-17. 2016-17 Annual Report.
On the 14th November 2017 YMCA WiSE Project will be launchinga campaign to raise awareness about the sexual exploitation of boysand young men, WiSE Up to Boys. The campaign aims to increaseawareness and understanding that child sexual exploitation (C… read more on article: "WiSE Up to Boys - CSE Campaign from the YMCA"
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"
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"
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 "
Today CEOP have launched a brand new Thinkuknow resource for eight to ten year olds called Play Like Share. Play Like Share is a three-episode animated series and accompanying resource pack, which aims to help children learn how to stay safe from se… read more on article: "Brand new Thinkuknow resource for eight to ten year olds "
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"
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"
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"
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.
The educate against hate website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.