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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.


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.


Tees LSCB Procedures News

  • Latest updates to the Tees Procedures

    Making & Response to a Referral to CSCUpdate Discontinuing of a CP plan – related to avoiding double protection  Revised Operation Shield Form available to download

  • Safer Internet Day 2016 - 9th Feb

    Safer Internet Day is designed to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones. While the internet and the technology used to access it is rapidly evolving, providing exciting new experiences and methods of communicating, it is important that children and professionals alike do not forget the risks that are associated with it. As a result of cultural developments like sexting being a relatively recent practice, ethics are still being established by both those who...

  • Operation Encompass

    Operation Encompass Operation Encompass is a process by which key adults in schools, academies, colleges and nurseries are informed by the police that a child attending their premises may have been affected by domestic abuse. This will mean that a child has been in a household where an incident of domestic abuse has taken place and that they were present, witnessed or were involved in it. Providing nominated key adults with early domestic abuse information will enable them to assess the needs of...

  • Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners

    Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

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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.

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: