This page is for professionals working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity. This includes people whose role brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an ad hoc basis such as members of the emergency services. It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity such as foster carers, childminders and youth workers.
This section is also about sharing information in order to help you and assist all professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Safeguarding children and young people procedures
Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility and the Tees (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton on Tees) Local Safeguarding Boards (LSCBs) 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. LSCBs lead the work to safeguard children across the region, and their aim is to make sure that those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe.
The Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards’ procedures website has details of LSCB procedures as well as guidance on issues affecting young people, including bullying, self-harm and neglect. The website is interactive, allowing you to find a range of resources and tools which will help you ensure the safety and wellbeing of local children and young people.
Early Help Forums
An Early Help Strategy in now place and all stakeholders will contribute, making it a multi-agency Early Help Strategy. This is currently being completed by the Partnership and Prevention Subgroup. It was agreed that the Early Help Forum needed to be reinvigorated and to restart.
Useful phone numbers
|Alcohol / drug advice||01642 221484|
|Arch North East, rape and sexual abuse counselling and advisory service||01642 822331|
|Cleveland Police||101 (non-emergency)|
|Middlesbrough's Family Information Service||
|My Sisters' Place||
|NSPCC 24 hour helpline||
0808 800 50000
|Victim Support, Middlesbrough||0303 040 1099|
Family Court Liaison role - Whole System Approach to Domestic Abuse
- Child and Family Court Liaison referral form
- Child and Family Court Liaison referral process
- Child and Family Court Liaison information poster
- Child and Family Court Liaison newsletter
- 'Family Court proceedings and the impact of domestic abuse' information leaflet
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