Latest news and updates
Ofsted inspectors praise Gateshead child protection services
Child protection services in Gateshead have been praised following an unannounced inspection by Ofsted.
The report was published on 9 April and found that the quality of the service, the help and protection offered, and the services' leadership and governance are either "good" or "outstanding". The LSCB was inspected as part of the 10 day programme.
Click here to access the inspection report
Revised Statutory Guidance
The Goverment published the updated statuory guidance "Working Together To Safeguard Children" on 21 March 2013 which will come into effect on 15 April 2013.
The guidance replaces Working Together (2010) and The Framework for Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000). We will be updating the LSCB procedures in due course.
Click on the link below to access the new Goverment guidance
Working Together (2013)
The latest LSCB Bulletin is now available to update frontline practitioners to update you on recent developments and discussions.
Indicators of needs documents update (thresholds)
The following two documents have 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.