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Local Councils (City, Town and Parish)

Every council has a statutory duty to ensure the safety of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

To help councils with this duty, Herefordshire Safeguarding Business Unit have produced a quick guide.

Herefordshire quick guide

To enable you to assess your position in regard to your statutory duties, a checklist is provided. Completion of the checklist will help you to recognize where your council has gaps in either processes or knowledge which can then be addressed.

If you need help with this then please contact the business unit on 01432 260100 or via email.

Safeguarding Children andĀ Adults checklist

A copy of the safeguarding statement to be adopted by local councils is available here.

Safeguarding statement