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 DSCP 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