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The CLIMB Project

CLIMB is a commissioned service, run by The Children’s Society, which seeks to deliver an early intervention and prevention service for those at risk of being criminally exploited.
Mark Roberts, CLIMB Project Lead, will be holding a briefing on the 21 September 2020 commencing at 2.00pm to let you know about the project, how to make referrals and what benefits / services are provided for the young people who are referred.
To book your free place please email
Service for 10-17 years olds at risk of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)
The service will work with 10-17 year olds and is a pan-West Mercia service. Climb offers a ‘trusted adult’ to engage with the young person in order to provide support and education on the Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) risks. In addition, with both existing provision and through seeking to develop new opportunities within your local areas, that trusted adult will seek to divert the young person into an activity with both positive peers and adult role models. These activities will include sport, but will also cater for those young persons who are not sport orientated such as dance, arts and vocational training.
Who can refer?
This service enables anyone to make a referral: police, partner agencies, third sector agencies, peer and self referral.
How to refer into the service?
The link at will take you directly to the landing page of Climb. From this page you can access the referral form. You can then forward your completed referral form to
What is the criteria for referral?

  1. Those missing education, excluded, not in training or employment (NEET)
  2. Those going missing with indications they are being ‘pulled’ into an environment where they would be susceptible to CCE – as early as the first missing episode
  3. Intel/arrest for possession of class A drugs
  4. Intel/arrest for possession of weapons/knives
  5. Those engaging in ASB
  6. Those at risk of entering the Criminal Justice System.

For any further information, I would encourage you initially to view the website, which is a good informative source. Please also contact me for any clarity required.
Author: Mark Roberts, Climb Project Lead, OPCC, 07772 896312

Healthwatch Herefordshire

As part of a national scheme, every local council in England have their own Healthwatch. Through our focus groups, forums, online surveys and feedback centre, Healthwatch Herefordshire listens to local people and then speaks up on their behalf in order to influence the delivery and design of health and social care services in the county. 

Our current projects are adult mental health, men’s health, falls prevention and social isolation and reasonable adjustments. Surveys for these can be found on our website along with a whole host of other information.  We’re aware that many people aren’t online so if you’d like a hard copy version posted out to you, call us on Tel: 01432 277044. We really would value your opinion.

We know that the coronavirus pandemic is a difficult time and it is important that you seek help if you are struggling. We have created a list of free national helpline numbers along with some local ones in case you need them.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline0808 2000 247
CALM ( Campaign Against Living Miserably – for men aged 15-35)0800 58 58 58
Childline0800 11 11
Marie Curie Support Line0800 090 2309
Samaritans116 123
Cruse Bereavement Care0808 808 1677
Rape Crisis0808 802 9999
Victim Support0808 168 9111
NSPCC (for children)0800 1111
NSPCC (for adults concerned about a child)0808 800 5000
Alcoholics Anonymous0800 917 7650
National Gambling Helpline0808 8020 133
PAPYRUS (young suicide prevention society)0800 068 4141
Young Minds (for parents)0808 820 5544
The Silver Line (information, friendship & advice to older people)0800 470 80 90
The Mix (help with mental health issues for under 25s)0808 808 4994
National Debt Line0808 808 4000
National Stalking Helpline0808 802 0300
FRANK (advice, support & counselling for anyone effected by drug misuse)0800 77 66 00
Blue Cross for Pets – Pet Bereavement Support Service0800 096 66606
West Mercia Women’s Aid0800 783 1359
Adult Social Care (if you are concerned about the abuse/neglect of an adult)01432 260715
Herefordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub  (if you are concerned about the abuse/neglect of a child)01432 260800
Sexual Health Services01432 483693
Herefordshire MIND (Safe Haven Service)01432 372407
Herefordshire Mental Health Support (24 hours)01905 681915
Citizen’s Advice Herefordshire0344 826 9685

Credenhill Open Spaces Restrictions Update

Roman Park

The open space will remain open so that you can have your daily exercise, alone or with members of your household. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult member of your household. No playing ball games or contact sports No using the play equipment, it is impossible to fully cordon it all off so we are trusting you all to act responsibly. The gate is fixed open so that nobody needs to come into contact with the gate. Try not to come into contact with any hard surfaces. We will monitor how this goes and if the rules are broken then sadly we will have to enforce a full closure. The parish council will monitor this on a daily basis.

Dovecote Lane Play Park

This is the responsibility of Herefordshire Council, a sign has been put up and the small play area is now closed. The green open space will remain open for your one form of exercise a day – alone or with members of your household. Under 16’s are to be supervised by an adult from their household at all times. No ball games or contact sports. Please pick up after your dog.

Credenhill Park Woods

Will remain open and all gates have been left/tied open. Please do not touch any hard surfaces. Please observe the 2 meters social distancing measure and only use the woods for your one form of exercise a day – alone or with members of your household. Update (25/03/2020 14:00) – The side access next to the church/care home has been closed to reduce the risk of care home staff coming into contact with the general public.

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