This page is for professionals working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity. This includes people whose role brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an ad hoc basis such as members of the emergency services. It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity such as foster carers, childminders and youth workers.

This section is also about sharing information in order to help you and assist all professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Children’s social care national framework: December 2023

Key learning points from the independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

Middlesbrough Council’s LADO training course on managing allegations can be completed online. The LADO document explains the work of the LADO and has contact details for the LADO for each Tees Valley council.

Redcar and Cleveland Council – local assessment protocol

Learning sheet: parental substance misuse – lessons from SCRs

Think Family guidance and Think Family checklist

Child sexual and/or criminal exploitation – appropriate language: guidance for professionals

NHS Digital Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) newsletter – issue 1 – August 2020
NHS Digital Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) newsletter – issue 2 – September 2020

Private fostering poster

Attending a report of domestic abuse? Remember ‘CHERISH’ (guidance)

Vulnerable, exploited, missing, trafficked (VEMT)

Core standards for child protection conferences

Guidance on early help and statutory assessments

Guide to developing a child protection policy and practice guidance for private and voluntary organisations

Managing allegations against staff, carers and volunteers working with children

NSPCC children viewing pornography report (full)

NSPCC children viewing pornography report (summary – suitable for viewing by children and young people aged 13+)

Private fostering factsheet

Report on children who go missing from care

‘Family Court proceedings and the impact of domestic abuse’ information leaflet