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Safeguarding and pupil wellbeing - overview

The Herefordshire Safeguarding SLA is different from other SLAs in that it pays for services that are essential and support schools to fulfil their statutory duties, but are not, in themselves, statutory.

Herefordshire head teachers were keen advocates for the original establishment of the MASH and a group of heads worked together to put forward the proposal that was then adopted in Herefordshire and funded via schools forum. The mechanism for funding this (ie not centrally from schools monies) had to change from April 2017, because the Secretary of State did not allow Herefordshire to continue with it as part of the new national funding formula arrangements.

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  • Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing - 2 Year SLA


  • Advises and assists schools with safeguarding concerns and referrals to the MASH
  • Keeps abreast of national, regional and local developments in safeguarding 
  • Ensures Schools' Designated Safeguarding leads receive regular updates
  • Advocates for schools and the needs of schools in Herefordshire safeguarding practice
  • Helps schools to stay compliant with statutory duties

Interested to hear more?

Call Ben Straker on 01432 261840 or email bstraker@herefordshire.gov.uk.


Hoople Ltd, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE

Hoople Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 7556595, and is owned by Herefordshire Council and Wye Valley NHS Trust
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