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COVID-19 Safeguarding Arrangements

Current safeguarding arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the current Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we would like to reassure you that we are doing our utmost to maintain business continuity and remain committed to safeguarding children and young people in the county.

  • If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
  • If you need to contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to make a safeguarding referral, please telephone the following numbers: West Northamptonshire (Daventry, Northampton, South Northants) 0300 126 7000 option 1, option 1. North Northamptonshire (Corby, East Northants, Kettering, Wellingborough) 0300 126 3000 option 1, option 1.
  • If you need to contact Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, please telephone the out-of-hours team on 01604 626938.

Application of Thresholds - Please see the below document which contains temporary guidance whilst services are established during this critical period of time.

Northamptonshire’s Children’s Services MASH/DAAT response to Covid -19 Pandemic

NHFT - Looked After Children (LAC) Mental Health Services - the LAC Mental Health Team is operating an alternative service offer at the moment. They are not currently able to see clients face-to-face for non-urgent appointments. In the below document is a list of what is being offered and how to access services. Please be aware that this offer will be reviewed regularly and may be changed subject.

LAC Mental Health Team Alternative Service Offer during Covid-19 Restrictions

Health Visitor Healthy Child Programme - This professional advice aims to describe the new process for delivery of safeguarding vulnerable families by health visitor teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority is given to protecting the health and wellbeing of both the family and professionals.

Delivering the Health Visitor Healthy Child Programme during the COVID-19 pandemic

School Nursing - Telephone Calls - Details of guidance for School Nurse Weekly Telephone Calls to Schools for Vulnerable Children

Guidance for School Nurse Weekly Telephone Calls to Schools for Vulnerable Children

Last updated: 27 April 2021

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