If you're working with or caring for children and young people (for example you're a foster carer, child minder or youth worker) we're responsible in making sure everyone works together and follows safeguarding duties and responsibilities.
Our procedures manual includes what work we do and how the board works.
Guidance to Support Staff Working with Parents with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (PDF 319KB)
The HSCP multi-agency Bruising Policy (PDF 927KB)
Management of Suspicious Bruises/Marks in Infants Under Six Months – leaflet (PDF 2.75MB) Opening a new window
Supervision Strategy Novmber 2018 (PDF 500KB) Opening in a new window
Professionals' referral form for local authority designated officer (LADO) (DOC 134kb)
Hertfordshire's updated policy on 'honour' based abuse and forced marriage (Word doc 2mb) Opening a new window
CiN Multi Agency Protocol and Procedure (PDF 656KB) Opening in a new window
Opening a new window.See the Adult, See the Child Practice Guide (PDF 514KB) Opening a new window
The Continuum of Need - Threshold document (PDF 464kb) Opening a new window
Hertfordshire multi-agency Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Pathways (PDF 1mb)Opening a new window
Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool – a resource which helps to identify, assess and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. It uses a 'traffic light tool' to categorise sexual behaviours, to increase understanding of healthy sexual development and distinguish this from harmful behaviour.
Reporting Form for Professionals Regarding Child
Sexual Exploitation (DOCX 50kb) Opening a new window - Refer to this form should a non-urgent response be required or to submit information about Child Sexual Exploitation.
Model Child Protection Policy (PDF 832kb) Opening a new window - for voluntary, community and faith groups in Hertfordshire.
Child Neglect leaflet (PDF 426kb) Opening a new window
Child Protection Conference - what it's really like. A short video to explain what happens at the child protection conference and to put parents' concerns to rest.
Violent crime strategy (PDF 500Kb) - outlines Hertfordshire’s plans for reducing the harm caused by serious violence to individuals, families and communities in Hertfordshire.
Multi agency report template (DOC 36Kb) opening in a new window
Multi agency report for GPs template (DOC 36Kb)
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Including who is on the panel and what they do.
Information on our neglect strategy.
Our procedure on reviewing serious cases.
Keeping children safe in education
Resources and campaign materials for professionals.
Child sexual exploitation
What it is, how to spot the signs, and advice for young people and parents.
E-safety issues affect both adults and children. Adults need to watch out for personal data being entered on random web sites, fraudulent email traps and cyberbullying.
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning – e-safety newsletter 2017
NSPCC keeping children safe online
Responsibilities of professionals when using the internet
For your own protection it's advised that you follow this advice:
Employment and safe staffing tools
Application forms and risk assessment forms
Children and young people missing from home, care or education
Children go missing from home or care for a number of reasons, some of which are often varied and complex.
Those young people who go missing may place themselves and others at risk. As well as short-term risks there can be long term implications for these children.
We are committed to working with partner agencies to safeguard those young people who go missing and put themselves at risk of exploitation and other forms of harm.
You can access guidance from the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) on Children Abused through Commercial Sexual Exploitation including Prostitution.
Children Missing from Education (CME) Guidance (PDF)
Children who go missing from home or care, or who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation (PDF)
Referral to Hertfordshire Sexual Exploitation and Runaway Children's Panel (Word doc)
Hertfordshire Sexual Exploitation and Runaway Children - Terms of reference (PDF)
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Prevent is one part of HM Governments CONTEST Strategy and aims to safeguard people from being drawn into or supporting terrorism. Prevent works with a number partner agencies to help deter extremist groups and support vulnerable people.
Prevent focuses on 3 key areas:
- Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
- Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
- Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
Further information on Prevent can be found at www.ltai.info
You can report radicalisation concerns to email@example.com. or on 01438 735373 (office hours only)
Information can be submitted anonymously via the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321
If your concerns requiring an immediate response from the Police then dial 999.