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Social Care

Breast Ironing

What is Breast Ironing? Breast ironing or breast flattening, as it is often referred to—is believed to have originated in Cameroon but is also found in Nigeria, the Republic of Guinea, South...

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.

CSE - information for professionals

CSE information and toolkits for practitioners and professionals working with children in Northamptonshire.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

NSCB Domestic Abuse Procedure Training for Professionals Domestic Abuse - Notifications to Schools Learning from Multi-Agency Case Audits involving Domestic Violence Support groups and organisa...

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.

How to make an online referral

Professionals should use the new 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 (WHO, Violence Pre...

Mandatory Reporting of FGM

Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation – procedural information . Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act...

Mental health

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


Neglect as defined below stresses the importance of the child’s wellbeing and the need for psychological and emotional care as well as physical care: Neglect is the persistent failure...

Online Safety

Online Safety News You can view the latest version of the Online Safety newsletter here. How Safe Are Your Children Online? There has been a lot of great work across Northamptonshire s...

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'.

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

Northamptonshire Thresholds and Pathways is part of a set of documents and tools designed to provide clear guidance to practitioners working with children, families and young people. It ensures the...

Toolkits for professionals

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

Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

The NSCB 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

There is considerable evidence that poor parenting, neglect, emotional abuse and attachment difficulties, domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental health problems and learning disability undermine ...

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