This page contains an overview of the terms ‘safeguarding’ and ‘adults at risk'. It also contains information on how and when to report a case and how to do it.
If you require any general advice or more information please contact:
Safeguarding Adults Team
01670 622 683 (team administrator)
Please note that this is for general advice only.
If you are concerned that someone is at risk of, or experiencing, abuse or neglect please contact Onecall.
If your query relates to the Safeguarding Adults Board please contact the Strategic Safeguarding Manager.
The Care Act 2014 stipulates that Safeguarding Adult Boards must publish a strategic plan and annual report.
The SAB has produced an Annual report which provides an overview of its work and achievements over the last year.
Click here to view the latest Annual Report.
The SAB has also produced a strategic plan which explains how its vision and priorities will be delivered over the next year.
Click here to view the latest Strategic Plan.
The SAB has an Information Sharing Agreement in place to ensure that information is shared safely, securely and appropriately for the purposes of safeguarding adults at risk. Please click here to view the Northumberland and North Tyneside Information Sharing Agreement document.
The Safeguarding Adults Review Committee considers all referrals for SARs. The group makes recommendations to the Safeguarding Adults Board on whether a SAR should be held, or if other actions should be taken to respond to the issues identified. Any agency can make a referral to the Safeguarding Adults Review Committee.
For further information regarding SARs please click here to view the North of Tyne Safeguarding Adult Review Policy and Procedure 2018 (Updated 2020)
Please click here to make a referral to the Safeguarding Adults Review Committee.
Please click here to make a referral for a case discussion or sharing of learning/intelligence.
Policies, procedures and working practice information for professionals:
Information guide: adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA)
Female Genital Mutilation procedure
Northumberland 10 Steps procedures
NSAB Safeguarding Adults Risk Threshold Tool
North of Tyne Modern Day Slavery guidance
North of Tyne Safeguarding Adults Review Policy and Procedures
North of Tyne Self-Neglect guidance
North of Tyne Organisational Abuse Enquiries guidance
North Tyneside and Northumberand Joint Safeguarding Policy
Northumberland Prevent Process pathway
Prevent referral form
Newcastle JSCR 7 minute guide
Northumbria Police Submitting Intelligence Briefing (27.03.19)
Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Guidance
To make a referral to MARAC, please contact your Agency's designated MARAC lead. If you are not aware of who your MARAC lead is, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub via OneCall.
If you require further information or advice contact:
Northumberland & North Tyneside Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Coordinator
Tel: 01670 622 724
For more information, please refer to:
Risk Indicator Checklist
NCC Domestic Abuse Process flowchart
Northumberland Domestic Violence and Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2018 - 2021
Northumberland MARAC Protocol 2019
The single point of contact for Adult Social Care MARAC referrals is:
Safeguarding Adults Team
Tel: 01670 622 683 (team administrator)
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