Darlington Safeguarding Partnership Protecting Children and Adults

What is Darlington Safeguarding Partnership?

Darlington Safeguarding Partnership (DSP) was established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 (as amended by Children and Social Work Act 2017) and Chapter 3 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Safeguarding responsibilities are placed on police, health and local authorities to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  The three organisations have equal responsibility for setting out the safeguarding arrangements in Darlington.

Although the statutory guidance is applicable for child safeguarding, the Statutory Safeguarding Partners in Darlington agreed the arrangements will cover Child and Adult Safeguarding arrangements.

The new arrangements provide a greater opportunity of strengthening partnership working across adults and children, ensuring everyone in Darlington can live their lives, safely.

Within the following website you will discover information for reporting a concern for both adults and children, training opportunities and advice and guidance

Darlington Safeguarding Board – Home (darlington-safeguarding-partnership.co.uk)

Training opportunities for Registered Charities and Voluntary Community Groups.  There are no charges for registered charities or Voluntary Community groups within the Borough of Darlington. Unless they book a place and do not attend without prior cancellation.

For more information please click on this link Darlington Safeguarding Board – Training Programme (darlington-safeguarding-partnership.co.uk)

Teeswide Safeguarding Adults

Tees Safeguarding Adults Board

The Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB) is the statutory body that sets the strategic direction for safeguarding adults.

The Board is responsible for protecting and promoting an adult’s right to live an independent life, in safety, free from abuse and neglect in the Boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees.

The Board is made up of six statutory partners:

  1. Cleveland Police
  2. Hartlepool Borough Council
  3. Middlesbrough Borough Council
  4. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  5. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  6. Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

There are a number of other member organisations across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors involved in safeguarding adults across Tees. The Board also has strong links with local strategic partners including the Tees Safeguarding Children Partnerships.

The statutory requirements of the TSAB are to:

  • Produce an Annual Report
  • Produce a Strategic Plan
  • Conduct Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (tsab.org.uk)

You will find a range of free resources including posters and leaflets for your village hall or community buildings

Leaflets & Posters | Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (tsab.org.uk)

Where to find support in your local area

Find Support in Your Area | Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (tsab.org.uk)

You can access free training within the Tees Area for statutory, voluntary or not for profit organisations – through the E-Learning portal or the training Course & Events Section

Safeguarding All (Adults & Children) E-Learning | Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (tsab.org.uk)

The Board hosts its own Social Media and You Tube Channels, here you will find important updates on legislation, awareness days and the multi-agency training courses available to book.

For more information please visit / follow:- @TeeswideSAB

Safeguarding Children’s Partnerships Stockton, Hartlepool and South Tees

Tees Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and the Tees Safeguarding Children Partnerships bring together people who work with children and their families to ensure that the safety and welfare of children is at the heart of their work.  We lead the work to safeguard children across our regions.

The aim of the Tees Safeguarding Children Partnerships is to make sure those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe. The Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership meetings are attended by professionals from the local authority, health services, the police, and relevant partners.

The Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Procedures Group is attended by representatives from both the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP) and South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (STSCP).  The group meets six weekly to review and develop Tees-wide Safeguarding Children procedures which are held on this website.  (The Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Procedures Group Terms of Reference can be found here)

Their website gives children and young people, their families and communities and professionals useful information about how organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

Home (teescpp.org.uk)

Hartlepool & Stockton-On-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP) is attended by professionals from the Local Authority, Health Services, Police, Probation, Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), Schools, the Voluntary Sector, Lay Members and many others. HSSCP brings together people who work with children and their families to ensure that the safety and welfare of children is at the heart of their work. HSSCP leads the work to safeguard children in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

HSSCP has a range of roles and statutory functions including:

  • Developing local safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Scrutinising local arrangements

The aim of HSSCP is to make sure those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe.  Their website has information for children & young people, parents & carers and information for professionals

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP) 

South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership

The STSCP supports and enables local organisations and agencies in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland to work together in a system which places the child at the heart of the process and aims to ensure that:

  • children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted;
  • partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children;
  • organisations and agencies challenge appropriately and hold one another to account effectively;
  • there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threats;
  • learning is promoted and embedded in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and implement changes to practice;
  • information is shared effectively to facilitate more accurate and timely decision making for children and families.

Professionals/practitioners from the council, health services, police, probation, schools, voluntary sector, Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), and many others are represented on the STSCP.

STSCP has a range of roles and statutory functions including developing local safeguarding policies and procedures, and scrutinising local arrangements.

Website also has space for children, parents and professionals.

Homepage | South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (STSCP)