What is NTSCP?
The North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership (NTSCP) is established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 (as amended by Children and Social Work Act 2017) and Chapter 3 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. The NTSCP provides the safeguarding arrangements under which the safeguarding partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services, identify and respond to the needs of children across North Tyneside, commission and publish local child safeguarding practice reviews and provide scrutiny to ensure the effectiveness of the arrangements.
The three statutory safeguarding partners in North Tyneside are:
- NHS North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care Board – represented by the Director of Nursing
- North Tyneside Council (Children and Young People’s Service) – represented by the Director of Children’s Services
- Northumbria Police – represented by the Chief Superintendent
North Tyneside has had a strong and effective Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for a number of years. In developing our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASA), we have started from a position of strength and have sought to build on this. Whilst we believe our MASA plan is innovative and will deliver a step-change in our partnership arrangements, we are mindful to ensure there is a degree of continuity in the way we work together.
Our vision and guiding principles
Our vision is that children live in safe, healthy and resilient family networks. This is underpinned by the three pledges to children and young people in North Tyneside:
- We will intervene early, with evidence-based, family-focused services
- We will work in partnership to keep children in school
- We will keep children safe at home, healthy and connected to their local communities