Here you will find information from County Durham & beyond relating to safeguarding


The Children's Local Safeguarding Website can be accessed HERE


The Safeguarding Adults Website for County Durham can be found HERE

Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedures Update – November 2017 **New**

The Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedure updates for November 2017 have been released today. 

The changes of note to procedures November 2017 factsheet is attached and highlights the significant changes in the Multi-Agency Child Protection Procedures. 

 Practitioners should make themselves familiar with the changes. The procedures can be found here

Tri.X Information Circular Oct/November 2017 **New**

Welcome to the latest tri.x Information Circular, a monthly roundup of information and news from the children's social care sector.

SAB Training Needs Survey **Current**

The County Durham Safeguarding Adults Inter-Agency Partnership Board is the mechanism for overseeing the effectiveness of the arrangements to keep vulnerable adults safe from abuse and neglect in our communities. As part of its commitment to continually monitor and improve its practice, a Training Needs Survey is being undertaken across the partnership and the wider workforce, with a view to improving the multi-agency training opportunities across a broad range of organisations and settings. It is hoped it will also give a valuable insight into the impact of current training, and tell us where we need to make changes or improvements to training. 

Please cascade this link to all relevant staff/volunteers and units/sections of your organisation, we would encourage all professionals, staff and volunteers to complete the survey. 

The closing date for the survey is 30th November 2017 (after this date no surveys can be completed) If any members of staff/volunteers require a survey in an alternative format please contact the Board Business Unit. Thank you in advance for your co-operation. Board Business Unit 03000 266594

SAB Newsletter Edition 4 **Current**

Please see the attached SAB Newsletter Edition 4. It has also been added to the Safeguarding Adults Website.

LSCB: Practitioner Survey **Current**

I am writing to you to remind you that the staff survey regarding ‘working together’, exploring various aspects of cooperation and multi-agency safeguarding work, is now available for completion. 

Access to the survey is via the following link, 

This survey has been designed by the Working Together sub group and members of that group are the Lead contacts for partner organisations that have any queries regarding the survey content and process. The survey was highlighted in the LSCB’s Summer newsletter, which has been distributed to all LSCB sub group members. The survey is intended to highlight aspects of multi-agency safeguarding practice that can be developed to assist practitioners. Please promote awareness of the survey and encourage practitioners to complete the survey before the end of August 2017. 

The results of the survey will be available to the LSCB and will help to inform understanding of the safeguarding landscape and partner agency practice. 

If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the survey please contact me for assistance. 
Mark Quinn Quality and Performance Coordinator Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board Tel. 03000 265 772 County Hall Durham DH1 5UJ


LSCB Newsletter Summer 2017 edition **Current**

Please find attached the Summer edition of the LSCB Newsletter. 

Inside this issue · LSCB Priorities for 2017/18 · 
Updates to child protection procedures · 
Children and Social Work Act · 
Tackling Neglect Strategy · 
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements known as MAPPA · 
LSCB marketing and communications activity · 
Various other news items