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Welcome to the Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards Procedures Website

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and the Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards bring together people who work with children and their families to ensure that the safety and welfare of children is at the heart of their work.  We lead the work to safeguard children across our regions.

The aim of the Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards is to make sure those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe.  The Boards are attended by professionals from the local authority, health services, the police, the probation service, the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), schools, the voluntary sector and many others.

This website gives children and young people, their families and communities and professionals useful information about how organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance

The Department for Education is seeking views on changes to the statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and new regulations.

This consultation seeks views on significant proposed revisions to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – the statutory guidance which sets out what is expected of organisations, individually and jointly, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. These revisions are being made largely to reflect the legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

The consultation period opened 25 Oct 2017 and will close on 31 Dec 2017.

For more information, please go to the Department for Education's consultation pages on the website.

The DfE pages contain draft copies of the proposed new guidance which you can download for review.  

DfE: Working Together 2015

This is the statutory guidance from the Department for Education on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children that all professionals should refer to.

To download a copy of this guidance please click here.  For local procedures, protocols and guidance please use the tabs at the top of this page.


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How to use this site: 

This site is interactive. You will be able to find a range of resources and tools that will support you in ensuring the safety and well being of children and young people in your area. We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the site, and we are here to answer any queries you might have on the site and how to make best use of it. 

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What's New?

The Tees Local Safeguarding Childrens Boards procedures website is regularly checked for currency and accuracy. Changes in legislation, statutory guidance and local procedures are reflected in amendments to this website as and when appropriate. Listed below are significant changes made to the website shown in date order (with most recent at the top). A full history of all changes, including minor amendments, can be found in the Website Change Log.

27.03.18 Discontinuing CP Plan

27.03.18 Cross Boundary Procedure

15.03.18 VPG Practitioner Referral Form now uploaded

26.02.18 Tees Protocol Missing From Home or Care updated

19.6.17 Children with Disabilities section updated

10.10.16 Prevent/Channel Process: previously download document now a webpage

07.09.16 Discontinuing a Child Protection Plan : Section revised and updated

07.09.16 Making and Responding to a Referral : Section on making and responding to a referral revised and updated.

7/09/16 Operation Shield Form : Revised Police Intelligence form available to download Operation Shield Form

23.08.16 Information Sharing link updated in Specific Issues that affect Children

18/03/15 Wrong Hands Toolkit 
 Campaign launch information added new page created Wrong Hands Toolkit 18/03/15 LE

Mandatory Reporting of FGM

A new mandatory reporting duty for Female Genital Mutilation is being introduced on the 30th October 2015.  The duty will require regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. 

Campaign to fight child sexual exploitation on Teesside is to be launched on
20th May 2015

For more information please click on the image above or here

Local Safeguarding Children Boards

To access one of the local LSCB's web pages please click on the relevant logo below: