This section of our web site is aimed at Parents and Carers to provide information regarding safeguarding and related matters that may be worrying you.
You will also find some useful links and contact details to information and support services in Durham and also nationally. See the left hand side of this page.
What is Durham Safeguarding Children Board?
Safeguarding Children is about protecting children and young people from abuse or neglect and ensuring that they grow up in a safe environment.
The Children Act 2004 says that each area must have a Local Safeguarding Children Board. Durham LSCB is made up by representatives from many organisations, such as the Council, Police and Health, that have a role in safeguarding and protecting children across County Durham.
Safeguarding Children Boards
- Make sure that local organisations join up what they do to safeguard children
- Check what organisations are doing and how well they do it
- Check if the work being done makes a difference and if it is not, ask them to do something about it and provide the evidence of changes made
Are You Struggling with Mental Health?
Looking after a child or young person who has emotional or mental health problems can be very hard. You may feel challenged, isolated, scared and deeply upset. This leaflet from the Charlie Waller Trust offers information that you may find helpful in finding advice and support. Click here to get the leaflet
There is now a freephone crisis line for those in mental distress. In a mental health emergency call 0800 0516 171 for your local crisis service.
The number is for people of all ages including those with learning disabilities and/or autism. https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/freephone-line-for-those-in-mental-distress/
Advice and information on what to do in a mental health crisis is available here: www.tewv.nhs.uk/crisisadvice. #TEWVcrisis