Welcome to Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board

What's New: March 2014

**HSCB Launch Meeting the Needs of Children and Families in Hertfordshire 2014
Click here to download the document....

New HSCB Training Calendar for 2014/14 now available
click here for more information.....

Tuesday 11th February is Safer Internet Day 2014
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Child Sexual Exploitation Workshop for Schools - 31st March 2014
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NSPCC re-launch the Underwear Rule Campaign
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The HSCB Annual Conference - Intervening Early within Hertfordshire took place on the 2nd December 2013
Click here for the presentations within the local publications section.....

Due to popular demand the HSCB has developed a draft model policy for those working with children in Hertfordshire who may not have a child protection policy
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Hertfordshire professionals campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation
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The NSPCC are providing advice to parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images
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HSCB E-Learning tool has been updated following Working Together 2013
Click here for more information and to access the training....

Know Drugs Iphone App - A guide for parents
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Information about staying safe online and parental control software
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Today, kids and teenagers tend to know more about mobiles, the internet and social media than adults, so check out O2's Guide
Click here for more information....

Your local safeguarding forums need you! The local safeguarding forums (LSF) are your platform for meeting at a local level to network, information share and problem solve to safeguard children and young people in Hertfordshire.
For more information including dates, time and venues, and to be added to the distribution list click here to go to the HSCB LSF page

New - HSCB self harm & suicidal behaviour information sheet - with links to advice & guidance for all staff working with children & young people including assessing risk, raising awareness & where you can go for further support.
Click here to view the information sheet

'Once online, always online' the Summer 2013 eSafety newsletter has been published with information on Apps, 'sexting', and useful resources for parents, carers and teachers
Click here to read the newsletter

Making referrals easier...The Single Service Request form (SSR) has been replaced with two new forms designed to suit individual referrals for: a) child protection (red form) and b) a request for a service from another agency (green form)
You can find the two new forms, along with guidance here

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Welcome to the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) website. HSCB is a statutory board, which has been set up in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013*, and all agencies and organisations that work with children and young people are required to cooperate to keep children safe from harm.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 - the latest version of working together was published in March 2013, click here to view the web-enabled version of the guidance. You can also click the following link to the tri.x Working Together 2013 briefing which summarises the main changes.

The HSCB agrees how local services and professionals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

At the heart of establishing the HSCB website was the desire to provide useful information and a user friendly tool which will aid children, young people, their families and professionals to ensure that safeguarding is everyone's business.

If you require further information about HSCB, or would like to give us your views or feedback on this website, please contact us

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