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

LSCB Newsletter Winter Q4 2017/18 edition **New**

Please see details of the Winter edition of the LSCB Newsletter.

Inside this issue 
Tackling Neglect Conference 
Learning Lessons Events 
Was Not Brought to Appointments 
NHS Safeguarding App 
Children and Social Work Act 2017 
Various other news items 

The Newsletter can also be downloaded from the LSCB Website

LSCB Briefings and conference dates **Current**

Durham LSCB are holding a number of Threshold Briefings, Learning Lessons events and Neglect Conference in the coming months. The flyers and booking links are also available on the ‘What’s New’ section of the LSCB Website.

  • · Threshold 1hr Briefings: Monday 26 February 2018 Time: 10.00-11.00am / 2.00-3.00pm / 4.30-5.30pm Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ 
  • · Learning Lessons events: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Time: 9.15am-12.30pm / 1.15pm-4.30pm Venue: Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe Date: Friday 23 March 2018 Time: 9.15am-12.30pm / 1.15pm-4.30pm Venue: The Greenhouse, Stanley 
  • · Tackling Neglect Conference: Tuesday 27 March 2018 - Time 9.30am - 4.30pm - Venue: Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe 

Thank you Sean Barry Strategy and Development Officer Local Safeguarding Children Board Tel: 03000 265 434

ALSS Safeguarding & Prevent Bulletin **Current**

Please find attached the latest edition of our termly Safeguarding & Prevent Bulletin. We hope you find it both informative and useful.

SAB Website Feedback Survey **Current**

The Safeguarding Adults Board is continually seeking ways to improve how we communicate to and with the public. We are currently seeking feedback on our website. It will help us find out how we can improve our website for all users in future. This short survey below is seeking your views, we would be grateful if you could take a moment to tell us what you think.

Complete the feedback survey

Child Advocacy Centre Newsletter **Current**

Please find attached the Child Advocacy Centre Newsletter for November 2017.

DfE Consultation – Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance **Current**

The Department for Education have released the consultation documents for the proposed changes to statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children. 

This includes
· the replacement of Local Children Safeguarding Boards (LCSBs) with local safeguarding partners 
· the establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel 
· the transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from Local Safeguarding Children Boards to new Child Death Review Partners 
· transitional arrangements

To facilitate a Durham LSCB response to the consultation, the LSCB Business Unit have produced the attached word document for partners to complete and return. The business unit will then collate all replies and submit an LSCB response. Please return your completed consultation form to To allow a full partnership response can all replies be returned by 01 December 2017. 

The full consultation documents can be viewed here – Consultation - Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance (DfE Oct 2017). However all the consultation PDF’s are attached to this email for your convenience.

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

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 **Current**

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

SAB Newsletter Edition 4 **Current**

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