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Policies and procedures

Herefordshire is part of the West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures of agreed multi-agency child protection policies and procedures for ten Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Partnerships throughout the West Midlands Region.

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

Herefordshire Domestic Abuse Strategy 2018-22

HSCB Neglect Strategy 2017-2019

LADO Information: Guidance, Leaflets, contact details etc.

Make a Safeguarding Referral (MARF)

Threshold Guidance and the Levels of Need

For guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation please visit  our Child Exploitation page.

Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors; General Medical Council Guidance