Information Resources for Herefordshire


Welcome to the tenth Information Bulletin from Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships of 2021. We will continue to publish regular updates with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other safeguarding related information for professionals in Herefordshire.

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Partnership Team Job Vacancy

Deputy Manager, Safeguarding Practice Development

Exciting new job opportunity in the Safeguarding Partnership Team

The Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership Team are advertising a new role that will provide expertise in safeguarding children.
Please see below for the Deputy Manager Safeguarding Practice Development advert –
Closing date: Friday 4th June 2021


Home Office Launches new County Lines Partner Pack

Download a new County Lines Partner Pack from the Home Office

Launch of NWG Briefing Paper for Grassroots Sports Sector and Other Extra-Curricular Activities

The NWG is funded by Sport England to raise awareness of abuse and exploitation and promote safeguarding in grassroots, community sports and other physical activities such as dance and drama.

This briefing paper has been developed in collaboration with the sports sector and our other safeguarding partners working with Sport England to assist these out of school and leisure settings to consider the impact on Covid 19 lockdowns on young people and how this may affect their ability, desire and confidence in returning to sport and activities post lockdown.
The briefing paper can be downloaded free via the NWG Website (search GRASSROOTS SPORTS SECTOR AND OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 2021


The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It will be coming to Hereford Cathedral from 14 June to 12 July 2021.

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be a;

  • Series of free public workshops and events at the Cathedral and venues in the City.
  • National Conference, engaging with professionals in related spheres. This will be an online, ticketed event.
  • Youth Conference, identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
  • Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of the Angel’s visit, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
  • Opening Ceremony and Closing Vigil.
For more information on the Knife Angel in Hereford visit the official website

Use the QR code below to book a free place on the National Conference or Book your place now via Eventbrite 



This update provides a summary of various child safeguarding activity recently or currently undertaken across the Home Office that relates to migration, borders, and citizenship.
This may include, for example, information on new legislation, strategies and polices or specific initiatives undertaken by our operational directorates - Border Force, Her Majesty’s Passport Office, Immigration Enforcement and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Link to quarterly update

Signs of Safety training for multi-agency professionals now available


Dates for Signs of Safety training during June and July for multi-agency professionals have now been released, with the first course on June 1st and 2nd (two day course).

Visit to browse courses available and book your place. Remember that any log in details for the old system will not work on the new site so a new account must be created.
This is an essential course for multi-agency professionals in Herefordshire to get to know the Signs of Safety approach in children’s social care and to think through how they can use the Signs of Safety/Wellbeing/Success model in their every-day practice, or when they are working alongside children’s social care.

Herefordshire Council is adopting Signs of Safety as its core practice model for children’s social care. This training will explain Signs of Safety as a practice framework and introduce professionals to the tools, language and approach when working with children and families across the spectrum of Early Help to care experienced young people.

The course is available to all multi-agency professionals in Herefordshire.
June course details. Note that delegates must attend both days
Tuesday 1 June 2021 (09:15am - 4:30pm)
Wednesday 2 June 2021 (09:15am - 4:30pm)
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Click to book a place 


Do you have a good news story to share?

The past year has of course been difficult for everyone, including in the area of safeguarding, but we know that many professionals have adapted to the challenging times that we have all faced and come up with new and innovative ways of working.

We would love to showcase these to help inspire others, so if you have a successful new way of working, or just a general good news story about working in safeguarding in the last year that you would like us to include in a future bulletin then please get in touch with the team and let us know.

COVID-19 vaccinations for Herefordshire residents

For the latest information and updates about Covid-19 vaccinations in Herefordshire visit the Herefordshire Council website

The most up to date NHS information can be found on the NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine web page.


For the latest UK Government information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)



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