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Keeping children safe in Herefordshire

Herefordshire council is recruiting more experienced social workers as part of its plan to have a well-staffed and supported children’s social work service. Now that it is becoming known as an ambitious and improving service, social workers both nationally and, now, internationally, are expressing an interest in working here. Recruiting more permanent staff will contribute to the good work already being achieved and ensure the continued improvement of children’s outcomes.

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Council committed to keeping data safe

The council’s audit and corporate governance committee will be told this week that of the 64 data breaches listed in the monitoring officer’s report, two represented situations of a data breach that were reported to the Information Commissioner. For one of these cases the ICO deemed no further action needed to be taken with the other case awaiting a decision.

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Cabinet decision on future of property services

Over recent years, Herefordshire Council has been working with a range of partner organisations within the county to improve the way its property assets are managed and reduce duplication. The council has taken a lead nationally by co-locating with a range of government departments including the NHS, Clinical Commissioning Group, Environment Agency, Ministry of Justice, Department of Work and Pensions and Probation Service. In addition, over twenty community asset transfers will have taken place by the end of March this year with local groups taking control of buildings across the county which have become a focus for community activities.

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Herefordshire's highways service ranked amongst the most efficient in the country by new independent study

An independent assessment has rated Herefordshire Council’s highways services as amongst the most efficient in the country. The assessment measured the efficiency of the street lighting and highways maintenance services and the county was placed in the top quartile.

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