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Child protection procedures


Our new online Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures are hosted by TriX. Please click on our logo when you access the homepage

If you need to print these procedures out (for example, for a meeting), please only print the relevant section. If you do print a section out please be aware that this is only valid for 72 hours as they are regularly updated and you may be using out-of-date guidance if you refer back to previous versions. Always refer to the website for the most current version.

If you have any queries about the procedures or there is anything you feel needs to be added or changed then please contact


Self Harm Protocol (2.8Mb)

Gateshead LSCB Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures

Child Protection/Child In Need Referral Form (100Kb)

Comprehensive Impact Assessment (145Kb) to determine the impact of our procedures on various groups, the environment, the economy and our communities.

We have also prepared a number of multi-agency procedures for specific issues. These can be accessed via the links below or via links in the full procedures

The following two documents have also been prepared to assist practitioners to best identify whether a child is experiencing difficulties or has additional needs. An indicators of need frameworks has been produced as a guide to help determine at what level or by what agency any additional needs can be met. Indicators of Need guidance(pdf) and Indicators of Need framework (pdf)

Other procedures

The following documents are not Gateshead LSCB Child Protection Procedures, but have been produced by Gateshead LSCB partner agencies for the purposes of safeguarding children and you may find them useful. 

Gateshead MAPPA procedures - includes information on safeguarding children and young people from those who pose a risk to children

Gateshead MARAC procedures

Safeguarding children in whom there are concerns that illness is fabricated or induced (NHS South of Tyne and Wear policy)