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Key child protection documents

Professionals will find on the consortium web pages every policy and procedure that is required. Listed below are some frequently used Herefordshire Safeguarding policies and procedures:

Child Exploitation - Herefordshire local documents

Bruising in babies and children not independently mobile

Children Missing Education 


Early Help for Families

Escalation Policy: Resolution of Professional Disagreements

Escalation Policy: Template for completion

Domestic Violence Pathway

HSCB Neglect Strategy 2017-2019

LADO Information: Guidance, Leaflets, contact details etc.

Make a Safeguarding Referral (MARF)

Threshold Guidance and the Levels of Need

Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire

There is a Sexual Health Safeguarding Nurse within the Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire service who works with children, young people and adults who are deemed to be at significant risk of sexual exploitation. She runs a Safe Team Vulnerability Clinic in iSH in Hereford and also sees people who are either unable, or highly anxious about accessing routine sexual health clinics and therefore require a targeted and specific service from another venue. Any individual, agency or professional in contact with vulnerable young people and adults at significant risk of sexual exploitation can refer to the clinic.

Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire also receive referrals to the Health Promotion Specialist for Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships sessions, ideally provided in a group setting, and with some provision for 1:1 education.

Click here to access the referral form: Form for direct referral to Sexual Health Service 4 Herefordshire (Integrated Sexual Health Services) which should be returned by secure email to

If you have any queries, please contact Inga Churchman on 07773 474470.


Child Exploitation

For guidance on Child Exploitation please visit our CE and Missing page.

Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures

For a full list of Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures please go to the West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures web page.

CDOP Forms (to be used from 1 April 2019)

Forms to help the child death overview panel (CDOP) assess the causes of a child’s death as part of the child death review process including:

CDOP and CDR Notification of Child Death form (Formerly Form A)

CDOP and CDR Child death reporting form (Formerly Form B)

RCPCH Child Protection Evidence Reviews for Practitioners

Child Protection Evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Evidence-based resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally which helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system. Formerly known as CORE Info, it comprises 15 systematic reviews.