From Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships
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.
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.
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).
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 https://www.herefordshirecpd.co.uk/ 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.