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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.

Please see 'Using this Manual' for details about the way this manual works. For further details, or if you would like to recommend a document to be included in the document library or an amendment to an existing document, please contact Ann Hindmarsh-Bell (

Practitioners may also need to refer to the North and South of Tyne Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures. In addition to the policies and procedures within the content section, there is the document library section which contains guidance, forms, templates, flowcharts and information. This is where you will find tools to help you in your work with children, young people and their families.

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.

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