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Here you can keep up to date with news and events from Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB), Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership (HCSP) and Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) 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 Professionals

CONSULTATION - Framework For Providing Effective Support To Children, Young People & Families

Monday 21 September 2020 10.08am

On behalf of the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire Partnership I would like to invite you to take part in the consultation of the attached document that will replace “Herefordshire Levels of Need Threshold Guidance - Multi agen… read more on article: "CONSULTATION - Framework For Providing Effective Support To Children, Young People & Families"

Professional development session on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)

Monday 11 March 2019 11.38am

The Safeguarding Boards Practitioner Forum in June 2019 will take the form of a professional development session on the subject of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) presented by Dr Carlie Goldsmith, of St Mary’s U… read more on article: "Professional development session on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)"

WISH Herefordshire

Monday 6 August 2018 11.57am

WISH is Herefordshire’s online service for wellbeing information and signposting to local services, groups, events and activities across the county to help residents stay independent, happy and healthy. The service is run by Herefordshire Council and… read more on article: "WISH Herefordshire"

Guidance for developing a safeguarding policy

Wednesday 16 May 2018 3.17pm

Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards have produced a new guidance document to help organisations in Herefordshire produce a safeguarding policy. The document can be found on the following link: Guidance for agencies developing a safeguarding policy

New LADO contact details

Tuesday 28 June 2016 11.16am

There is a new Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Herefordshire. Terry Pilliner is based in Hereford and can be contacted on 01432 261739. The new email address for LADO with effect from 1 February 2020 is

Dates for your diary

Thursday 12 April 2018 4.55pm

National Autism Week 26 Mar – 2 Apr Mental Health Awareness week 14 – 18 May International Museums day 18-May Dementia Awareness week 21 – 25 May Volunteers week 1-7 June National Democracy Week 2 -6 July

Latest 2016-17 HSCB annual report is now available

Wednesday 22 November 2017 4.25pm

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.

Serious Case Review Family HJ published today

Wednesday 7 December 2016 8.53am

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has today published the Serious Case Review Overview Report on Family HJ which can be found on the following page: Serious Case Review Overview Report on Family HJ

FGM update

Friday 1 July 2016 3.19pm

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 e… read more on article: "FGM update"

How safe are our children?

Tuesday 21 June 2016 10.29am

On 21st June 2016 the NSPCC published a report called How safe are our children?.  This report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the UK for 2016.

Educate against hate

Thursday 2 June 2016 11.02am

The educate against hate website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.