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Welcome to the Northumberland Children's Services Procedures Manual

Welcome to Northumberland children's services procedures manual which is produced and maintained in partnership with tri.x. This replaces all previous procedure manuals. Adoption services are now provided through Adopt North-East the regional adoption agency for Northumberland and for other neighbouring authorities in the north-east. Adopt North-East should be contacted for access to updated adoption procedures.

Please see Using this Manual for details about the way this manual works. For further details, please contact either Christine Hoggarth ( or Julia Simpson (

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