LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

Social Care

Breast Ironing

What is breast ironing and how is it child abuse.

Child Exploitation

CE information and tools for practitioners and professionals working with children in Northamptonshire.

Children with Complex Needs

The NSCB is committed to protecting and supporting children and young people with more complex needs; those aged 0-25 with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Links to Domestic Abuse procedures and relevant documents

Early help

See the latest updates, strategies and contact details for Early Help:

Early Help and Prevention

All practitioners must have a shared understanding of how the different services and agencies work together to support Northamptonshire’s children, young people and families.

EHA Escalation Process

Advice for practitioners who are supporting a child/family through the Early Help Assessment and have an issue with the response of another organisation also involved.

Forced marriage

Forced Marriage is when pressure or abuse is used to make someone marry against their will.

How to make an online MASH referral

Professionals should use the online referral form to submit safeguarding concerns to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Inter-Personal Violence

The World Health Organisation refers to inter-personal violence as violence between individuals and subdivides it into family and intimate partner violence and community violence.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women.

Mental Health

There are two useful websites to help professionals, practitioners and any adult working with children that are experiencing mental health issues.


What is Neglect and what is your role in preventing it.

Online Safety

Online safety news and advice to keep you and yourself safe online.

Private Fostering

The nationally accepted definition of Private Fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative'.

Reducing Parental Conflict

Here you will find details on how Northamptonshire is responding to Reducing Parental Conflict.

Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety is an internationally successful model which will transform the way we work with children and families across Northamptonshire.

Thresholds and Pathways

Read the full version of Thresholds & Pathways Northamptonshire Thresholds and Pathways is part of a set of documents and tools designed to provide clear guidance to practitioners working with...

Toolkits for professionals

Access a range of NSCP toolkits to assist professionals working with children, young people and their families.

Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

The NSCP has produced information on the procedures for identifying and dealing with the growing threat to children and young people vulnerable to violent extremism and radicalisation.

Working with Resistant Families / Disguised Compliance

What do we mean by the term resistant families and disguised compliance?

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