We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
As a concerned member of the public, if you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer Significant Harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns. Any referral will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Find out more about how you can help to safeguard children.
Information to help professionals working with, or caring for children/young people in an employed or voluntary role in safeguarding and promoting welfare.
If you are being mistreated or abused, need to talk to someone, or you think another child is being mistreated or abused please view the information on this page for advice.
This part of the website is for ‘parents’ and ‘carers’, including anyone with parental responsibility.
Professionals in schools can find all they need to know about safeguarding standards and the support available from the Schools' Safeguarding team on the Virtual School webpage
Multi-agency safeguarding children training courses are targeted at all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults in the Northumberland area.
Information to help professionals working with, or caring for disabled children and young people in safeguarding and promoting welfare.