Policies and Procedures

North Tyneside and its constituent partner agencies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in the North Tyneside area.

This commitment is promoted by all members of staff who work for children and young people within the borough. The promotion of the welfare of all children is integral to the work that is undertaken and services that are provided for children and young people.

The Local Safeguarding Children Board have developed procedures and guidance for all professionals, agencies and the public.  Copies of these documents can be found below.

Policies & Procedures Documents

Managing Individual Cases

Agency Roles & Responsibilities
NTSCB Procedures
Signs of Safety

If you are a practitioner and wish to make a referral to Children’s Social Care the revised referral form is available to download.

Children in Specific Circumstances

Adult Mental Health & Safeguarding Children
Bruising in Pre-Mobile Infants (babies) Protocol
Child Sexual Exploitation
Children Living Away From Home
Cross Boundary Procedures
Domestic Abuse

This procedure was amended in February 2016.

Criminal Exploitation of Children aand Vulnerable Adults
E Safety

This procedure was updated in July 2016.

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Female Genital Mutilation – Safeguarding Board Multi agency procedure
Forced Marriage
Joint Protocol – Children & Young People missing from home and care
Multiple Complex Abuse
Sexual Harmful Behaviour

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Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abroad
Safeguarding Children in whom illness is fabricated or induced
Safeguarding Children from Abuse linked to a belief in Spiritual Possession
Safeguarding Children of Parents who misuse substances
Supporting Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
Safeguarding Disabled Children

Complaints and Professional Disagreements

Complaints Procedures For Child Protection Conferences


Process for Resolving Professional Concerns and Disagreements


Early Help Pathway / Professional Conversations Framework for Locality Teams


Safe Workforce

Managing Allegations of Abuse against People who work with Children