Escalation and Effective Challenge.

Serious Case Reviews (SCR) have often identified practitioners who are concerned with a decision made by another agency; however, their concerns have not been followed up with robust professional challenge which may have altered the professional response. This procedure outlines the process for escalating and resolving worries.

In response to our own learning, North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership promote a culture which encourages constructive challenge within and between organisations; acknowledging the important role that challenge can play in safeguarding children. Effective ‘working together’ depends on a culture of open and honest relationships between agencies; where different professional perspectives are welcomed and given serious consideration by professionals who want the best outcomes for children and young people.

Please click here for a copy of the Escalation and Effective Challenge Policy

Policy for Disagreements with the decisions of the Multi- Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

This policy relates specifically to the resolution of disagreements that you may have about decision making by the North Tyneside MASH. It ensures that all professionals, parents, carers, members of the child’s network and children and young people themselves, have access to a simple straightforward process to quickly escalate and resolve disagreements that may arise from MASH decision making. Please click here to access the policy.