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Recognise, Response, Refer Posters and Postcards

Advice for Early Years, childcare providers and other professionals - postcard
Advice for Early Years, childcare providers and other professionals - poster
Advice for schools and key workers of open Families First Assessments - postcard
Advice for schools and key workers of open Families First Assessments - poster


Useful Contacts

Safeguarding Managers - Structure Chart - August 2018
Combating Exploitation in Schools - Contacts and Support



Safeguarding Portal

Keeping children and young people safe is a key priority in Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire County Council, in conjunction with Herts for Learning, provide 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 login on the herts for Learning web site or go to

Hertfordshire schools should login using their individual school accounts they use to access HfL's online products and services. If you have any problems please email:



The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP)

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.

For more information on the HSCP and safeguarding visit the website at:


HSCP Training

The latest HSCP training courses are now ready for booking:

Book online:



Safeguarding Information on the HGfL

The following links to information on the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning give guidance on safeguarding children:


Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership

The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership has produced documents to help support schools with identification and the process of referral for potential and identified child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in Hertfordshire. This includes criminal, labour and sexual exploitation, as well as domestic servitude.

The HMSP child victim referral pathway is a document to be used by anyone who comes into contact with a child that is either suspected to be, or is a known victim of exploitation. It provides a breakdown of the essential information including the possible signs of an exploited child, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to report the situation.

For further information and additional resources, please consult our new website:


Policies and other Documents Relating to Safeguarding on HGfL

The following policies and documents form part of a safeguarding framework for schools:


Policies and Relevant Documents



Behaviour Management

Child Protection

Continence/ intimate care

Drugs and Substance Abuse


Drop Off and Collection of Children

First Aid
(including management of medical conditions, intimate care)

Forced Marriage and FGM

Health and Safety

(including school security)


Management of Allegations of Abuse Against Staff


Staff Handbook - Guidance on Conduct

Physical Intervention