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

SAB Website Feedback Survey **New**

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.

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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.