The previous Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has changed its name to the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP).

The new partnership ensures that all agencies and organisations who work with children and young people work together to keep them safe.

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Vision and accountability

The partnership's vision is that multi-agency child safeguarding arrangements in Hertfordshire:

  • are of the highest quality
  • keep the child at their heart
  • continuously improve
  • evolve to reflect changing needs and circumstances.

The joint leaders of the partnership are:

  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group.

The partnership does not deliver services directly to children, young people or their families.

 

Privacy statement

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (the Data Controller) process personal data in order to comply with our statutory duties as identified in the Children Act 2004, and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006, 2010 and 2013 including carrying out Serious Case Reviews (SCR) when a child is seriously harmed or killed.

This may include contact details, medical information; education history and progress; ethnicity social care history; sexual life or orientation, religious or other beliefs and criminal convictions as necessary for children or adults in connection with SCRs.

The partnership will share data with Hertfordshire County Council and other safeguarding partners, including the police, local health services and schools as necessary.  

This data is also obtained from the safeguarding partners as appropriate.

We will retain data while a Serious Case Review is underway and for 35 years after.

If you have a concern about the way we have processed personal data, please contact us at admin.HSCB@hertfordshire.gov.uk.  If you’re unhappy with a response from us about how your personal data is processed, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.