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Safeguarding children and young people at risk of abuse or neglect continues to be a priority for all agencies in Northumberland. Some vulnerable children and young people may be particularly at risk during the coronavirus outbreak, due to isolation, increased use of technology, domestic abuse, and other forms of abuse. It is important that everyone is aware of these risks and knows how to reduce or report them.
Please continue to report any concerns about a child, young person, or vulnerable adult who at risk of neglect or abuse in Northumberland by using the following details:
Professionals should continue to report safeguarding children concerns in the usual way, by completing the children's services social care referral form.
You should always call 999 in an emergency.
If you or a family member are self-isolating or shielding, it is important that you are aware of the increased risks at this time, and who you can contact for support:
Please click on the links below for useful information relating to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation:
It is recognised that this is a time of increased risk for those living with domestic abuse. There are a range of national and local services and support available. Please click on the links below for more information:
Business Plan 2018-20
This plan builds on the work of the Partnership undertaken since its inception in 2006; you can find a detailed account of the progress and learning achieved in the 2018-19 Annual Report (see below).
Unusually, this plan only covers a one-year period, due to the NSCB being abolished in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together 2018. .
Annual Report 2019-2020
The NSSP has a statutory duty to prepare and publish an Annual Report which analyses and assesses how our partners safeguard vulnerable children and young people.
This document sets out progress and learning over the past year and also serves as a review of the previous priorities.
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