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Keeping children and young people safe is a key priority in Hertfordshire. Following a series of training sessions delivered to Headteachers and senior leaders over the last couple of terms it was decided that it would be helpful to have all safeguarding guidance in one place.
Hertfordshire County Council, in conjunction with Herts for Learning, are pleased to launch the Safeguarding Portal which is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ providing schools with the most up to date guidance, policies and resources in relation to safeguarding. This information is intended to empower schools to develop their culture of safeguarding.
This portal is available to all Hertfordshire schools irrespective of their designation. Access to the portal is via a single username and password for use by all schools from the .Herts for Learning web site.
All Hertfordshire schools have been sent details of how to access the portal. If you have any problems please email: email@example.com
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:
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The following links to information on the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning give guidance on safeguarding children:
The following policies and documents form part of a safeguarding framework for schools: