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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:

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 comes into force on 31st October 2015. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the F...

Mental health

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


The definition of Neglect has been outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) which stresses the importance of the child’s wellbeing and the need for psychological and emotiona...

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

A new version of 'Northamptonshire Thresholds and Pathways' is now available, replacing the earlier version published in May 2014.

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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