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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 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.
The following policies and documents form part of a safeguarding framework for schools: