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Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships

Welcome to the Community Safety Information pages.  Here you will find information, guidance, policies and procedures on local community safety issues or concerns.

If you are having continuing problems with anti-social behaviour, whether you are a resident,  business or a community group, and are unhappy with the response from the agency / agencies dealing with your case, you can use what is called the ‘Community Trigger’ to have the case reviewed. You can even do so on behalf of someone else who has been a victim, though you must have their consent first.

There is criteria set for Community Triggers to take place and community triggers do not replace other complaints processes. The Community Trigger does not settle neighbour disputes or civil case matters.

A Community Trigger can be submitted here

Should you wish to refer a victim of domestic abuse to a specialist support service or seek help following a disclosure advice is available here

More information on domestic abuse is available here

Domestic Abuse and MARAC Awareness Pack – see MARAC Awareness Pack

MARAC is a meeting comprising of representatives from different agencies that are brought together to discuss the threat to a high risk victim of domestic abuse and their family. The remit of the group is to reduce the risk posed to the victim. Any agency can refer a case to MARAC via a referral form and completion of the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence Risk Assessment (DASH RIC). These can be found here.

The Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership and in particular Herefordshire Council and West Mercia Police will work together to protect the Herefordshire community from fraudsters and scammers.

Herefordshire Council take a stand against telephone scams

West Mercia Police ’10 Golden Rules to Prevent Fraud’

West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner Fraud and Scam Interventions

Hate crime comes in many different forms and strikes at the heart of communities. With your help, we can tackle those responsible for hate crime and keep our communities safe. We’re here and ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else’s prejudice, ignorance or violence. For more information and advice, click here.

Check out what’s happening in your area here.

Neighbourhood Matters

West Mercia Police is delighted to launch Neighbourhood Matters – our brand new community messaging service.

Through Neighbourhood Matters you can sign up for local police alerts; receive information about crime in your area, find out about drop-in sessions, answer surveys, and more.

You’re invited to sign up and become a registered recipient of messages of information, crime alerts or witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work by email, text or telephone.

Don’t worry, we won’t bombard you with every incident. You can choose exactly the type of alert you wish to receive.

We’d really like to hear from you so why not ask your family, friends and colleagues to register too? Let’s get talking!

Sign up here!

Please note that this service is not for reporting crimes or incidents – to make a report, please do this here or dial 999 in an emergency.

Herefordshire is a great and safe place to live work and play. We are lucky to have many beautiful rivers and water ways in our county that can be enjoyed by everyone in a safe manner.

Here is a Water Safety Campaign to Ensure People Get Home and Dry

West Mercia Police are championing the Home and Dry Campaign

When a person goes missing near water most often the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Team are called out to search and patrol the river. Here are some practical tips from Fire and Rescue.

Here’s more information on keeping safe near water:

The Royal Life Saving Society UK has a has a wide range of free resources, lesson plans and information – see Water Safety Advice – RLSS UK


Canal and River Trust

Though acts of terrorism are thought unlikely in Herefordshire, we can’t be complacent about the potential threat. So we are implementing the Prevent programme.

Which means we are:

  • Challenging all forms of terrorist ideology and thinking, and those who promote it in our local communities and institutions
  • Encouraging strong and positive relationships between people from different backgrounds in the workplace, and in our schools and neighbourhoods
  • Providing advice and support to help keep people from being drawn into terrorism
  • Working across sectors and with different institutions to combat the risks of radicalisation

Further information can be found here.

Click here to find out more about Channel, and to make a Channel referral

Fly Tipping is illegal and blights the Herefordshire countryside.

You can find out more on how to report fly tipping by clicking here.