The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB)
The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) was launched in April 2006 to replace the Area Child Protection Committee. It has a statutory role, with more influence, authority and powers, along with a much wider remit to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
A key objective for the HSCB is to support parents and carers to provide a safe and stable family life for children and young people. It also supports organisations like schools to reduce the likelihood of children and young people suffering accidental injury and death, bullying and discrimination, crime and anti-social behaviour.
For more information on the HSCB and safeguarding visit the website at:
The latest HSCB training courses are now ready for booking:
See calendar below for latest HSCB course dates:
Examples of some HSCB courses below:
Witchcraft and spirit possession abuse lite bite
The aims of this lite bite are to raise awareness about the existence of witchcraft and spirit possession abuse and to inform participants of the signs and symptoms, and what to do if you see or suspect it.
Serious and partnership case reviews and audits lite bite: what have we learnt nationally and locally? Can we do better?
The aim of this lite bite is to look at the statistics, evidence and research relating to deaths and serious injuries in children, where abuse or neglect are considered to be a factor, and to use this information to inform our future practice.
Safeguarding children with disabilities
A multi agency course, giving practitioners from a range of agencies the opportunity to consider and discuss safeguarding issues that arise for children and young people with disabilities.
Working with resistant and reluctant parents lite bite
This lite bite workshop gives a chance to try out a reflective process to aid engagement with resistant and reluctant families where there may be safeguarding concerns. The session draws upon research with parents involved with child protection services in Hertfordshire.
Safeguarding Information on the HGfL
The following links to information on the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning give guidance on safeguarding children:
- Attendance -
Help us to help safeguard children by telling us in confidence if you think you know of any children who are missing from education.
- Bullying - all aspects of bullying, including useful teaching resources
- Child Protection - information on safeguarding children in Hertfordshire - procedures, policies, guidance and training for schools.
- Children Looked After - Hertfordshire Virtual School for Children Looked After
- Counselling in Schools Service
- Drug Education
- eSafety - Guidance on safe use of the internet and other new technologies for children, parents and teachers - includes curriculum guidance; online bullying; school policies
- Health and Safety - includes guidance on safety on school visits and the Education Health and Safety Manual
- Pupil Welfare - includes information on referrals, exclusions, private fostering, road safety
- Safe Recruitment - Safer recruitment procedures, practices and useful links.
- Safe Staffing - Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, Single Central Record, Vetting and Barring
Policies and other Documents Relating to Safeguarding on HGfL
The following policies and documents form part of a safeguarding framework for schools: