News and events
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 Training and development
Our first Children’s Partnership Summit: Safer Children; our new Partnership Arrangements on 16th September was attended by well over 100 professionals from across Herefordshire and beyond.The interactive session, which was held virtually, highlighte… read more on article: "First Virtual Partnership Summit - A great success"
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"
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"
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"
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)"
Herefordshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards are committed to linking with front line practice to share learning and information about safeguarding. We have set up a Safeguarding mailing list, and we use it to send out a range of informatio… read more on article: "Join our Safeguarding mailing list"
The theme of the February 2019 Practitioner Forum was Crime and Vulnerability 34 professionals attended the morning session at our Plough Lane offices, from 23 different organisations/departments across the public, private and third sector, and enjo… read more on article: "February Practitioner Forum update"
The theme of the 28 November Practitioner Forum was Sexual Exploitation. Thirty six professionals attended from 10 different organisations/departments across the public, private and third sector, and enjoyed a range of informative presentations, whi… read more on article: "November Practitioner Forum update"
We have updated our information sharing section, which can be found in the footer on every page of this website, as well as by clicking the link: https://herefordshiresafeguardingboards.org.uk/information-sharing/ Guidance for information sharing i… read more on article: "Information sharing page updated with new protocols"
The themes of the September Practitioner Forum were Parental mental health and Fabricated or Induced Illness. On the day, a record thirty six professionals from 13 different organisations and departments across the public, private and third sector a… read more on article: "September Practitioner Forum "
Did you know that there are regular joint multi-agency practitioner forum events which provide practitioners with regular updates from Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and provide the opportunity t… read more on article: "Hold the dates - multi-agency practitioner forum events 20/09/18 and 28/11/18"
SELFIE is an educational programme run by West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) designed to increase young people’s (11 to 25-year olds) awareness of sexual violence, harassment and abuse. It aims to equip them with the skills,… read more on article: "SELFIE Programme for young people"
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
All of the free of charge E-Learning licences that we were able to offer have now been issued and we are no longer able to offer any new courses on that basis. If you are interested in taking an ELearning course you can contact the Virtual College d… read more on article: "Free E-Learning courses - Update"
2018 Thurs 26 April (PM) Theme – Working with individuals with disabilities. Tues 26 June (PM) Theme - Impact of early exposure to mental health and fictitious illness. Thurs 20 Sept (PM) Theme - Sexual Exploitation (adults and children’s). Weds … read more on article: "Future joint practitioner forum dates for your diary:"
Did you know that there are regular joint multi-agency practitioner forum events which provide practitioners with regular updates from Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and provide the opportunity t… read more on article: "Practitioner Forum - "Working with individuals with disabilities" "
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"
West Mercia Police have produced See past the obvious - a video aimed at helping officers become better at spotting the signs of vulnerable and at-risk people. Whilst this was produced for the Police, this may be useful for other professionals as wel… read more on article: "See past the obvious - spotting the signs of vulnerable and at-risk people"
Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is currently undertaking an audit to clarify the understanding of front line professionals of the Herefordshire Levels of Need Threshold Guidance. http://surveys.herefordshire.gov.uk/levels_of_needs_n… read more on article: "Levels of Need Threshold Guidance Audit 2017"
Graded care programme: scale-up evaluation The NSPCC has published findings from an implementation evaluation of the scale-up of the Graded care profile (GCP2), a tool which helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child. Fin… read more on article: "Neglect and GCP2 Training"
Heath Education England has produced a series of free Tier 1 e-learning Dementia learning resources, for staff working in health and social care. There are four specific e learning resources including Understanding Dementia; Supporting people to live… read more on article: "e-learning dementia training"