Welcome to Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board

Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how organisations will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do. Its work crosses the boundaries between the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors and builds upon the best practice achieved by the Area Child Protection Committee. It is proactive in driving forward the duty of all partner agencies in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

If you have a concern about a child contact:

  • Initial Response Service – 0191 277 2500
  • Emergency Duty Team – 0191 278 7878
  • Northumbria Police – 101 (in an emergency always dial 999)
  • NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

All concerns that a child or young person is suffering or is at risk of suffering significant harm must be referred directly to the Initial Response Service of Children’s Social Care in accordance with the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board Procedures. There are two secure online referral forms available for you to tell us about your concern, one for practitioners and another if you are a member of the public 

Secure Online Referral Form for Professionals 

Secure Online Referral Form for the Public

If your concern is about an adult please go to Safeguarding Adults website. Report suspected adult abuse


Joint Serious Case Review concerning sexual exploitation in Newcastle


Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board Governance

The documents within thsi link relate to the work of the Board.

Most of the files on this site are in PDF format.
To open them you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader


NSCB Committees/Sub Groups/Areas of Interest

Allegations Against Staff

Private Fostering

Missing, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Group (M-SET)

Policy and Procedures Committee (P&PC)

Case Review Committee (CRC)

Standards and Effectiveness Management Group (SEMG)

Learning and Development Committee (L&DC)

North of Tyne Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)

Newcastle Schools Safeguarding Partnership (NSSP)

Annual Reports linked to NSCB Committees and Sub Groups

To view reports click the NSCB Annual Reports page.

NSCB 'Briefings in a Minute'

To view the briefings click the NSCB Briefings in a Minute page.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

To view information relating to recognising and responding to children at risk of sexual exploitation click here.

Early Help

Click to view the Early Help page.


Click to view the Neglect page.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Click to view the Female Genital Mutilation page.


Click to view the Prevent page.

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Click to view the VAWG page.

Learning from Practice

Click to view the Learning from Practice page.

Secure Portal

link to NSCB Secure Portal

Please note the NSCB website is continuously being updated, we welcome any comments to help improve our website.