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The Children and Social Work Act (2017) and Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2018), removed the statutory requirement for North Yorkshire to have a Local Safeguarding Children Board.

As a result, the three statutory safeguarding partners in North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups) in consultation with the relevant agencies have agreed our new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for North Yorkshire as set out in the Children and Social Work Act (2017).

The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) will be fully operational by the 29th September 2019 and will undertake the work of the North Yorkshire Children’s Trust and North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board with the aim to ensure all children in North Yorkshire are safe, happy, healthy and achieving.

To view and download our new arrangements click below: 

NYSCP Annual Reports

Each year NYSCP records, celebrates, and provides commentary in rich and accessible detail on the wealth of partnership-based and service-by-service safeguarding across North Yorkshire via our Annual Report. Within each report you will find examples of good multi-agency practice within the county with partners who have a duty to keep children and young people safe, happy, achieving, and well.

To download and view our latest 2018-19 Annual Report click below:

Multi-Agency Strategies in North Yorkshire

There are currently two multi-agency strategies in North Yorkshire which lay out the vision and responsibility all services in North Yorkshire who work with children and young people have in ensuring children are safe, happy, healthy, and achieving. Both strategies can be viewed by clicking on the drop down menus:

Launching in 2019 is the new Early Help strategy for North Yorkshire, in the strategy’s foreword Janet Sanderson (Executive Member for Children and Young People’s Service) and Stuart Carlton (Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Service) laid out the vision:

We are delighted to introduce the new Early Help strategy for North Yorkshire. It is the embodiment of our joint will as Partners to ensure that we work in the most effective, co-ordinated way as early as possible when children and families need our joint support and help. This strategy ensures the effective delivery of the key principles defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 which we all, as partners have a statutory responsibility to co-operate with and contribute to.

The strategy is just the beginning. We will need to work with partners to introduce and embed the framework, develop skills and knowledge in our workforce, and ensure practitioners are confident with the approach. I have no doubt that we will grow this slowly and considerably over time. At the heart of the strategy is a well-known practice model used throughout North Yorkshire already, so it will feel familiar to many partners. It builds on families’ strengths, keeps language simple, and is clear about goals and progress. This means we do things with children and families, not to them, whilst using the family and wider network of friends and others to develop and support plans.

The right support at the right time and place is our joint ambition. We want partners and practitioners to feel well supported, knowledgeable and able to meet the needs of children and families as early as possible.

We know this will take time, but it is the right thing to do.

View and download the Early Help Strategy:

Additional supporting guidance documents:
Early Help Assessment Form
Guidance notes for completing the Early Help Assessment
Early Help Guide for Parents & Carers
Team Around a Family (TAF) Guide for Parents & Carers

The Young and Yorkshire 2 plan aims to improve the lives of children and young people living in North Yorkshire, as well as their families.

The plan has been written for all children, young people and their families in North Yorkshire, including families who may only recently have arrived here, such as service families, refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. It was written by the North Yorkshire Children’s Trust, whose work now comes under NYSCP will continue to represent all the agencies working with children and young people across the county.

The plan covers:
– our vision and our approach to all we do for children and young people;
– the key considerations we will use to test we are truly making a difference;
– the outcomes we want to achieve for all children and young people;
– and priorities and actions

View and download the Young and Yorkshire 2 Plan:

The strategy is also available in these alternative formats:
Young and Yorkshire 2 – summary (pdf/ 5 MB)
Young and Yorkshire 2 – easy read (pdf / 982 KB)
Young and Yorkshire 2 – plain English summary (pdf / 329 KB)


Resource Library

Find the latest forms, guidance, tools and documents to help you safeguard children & young people in North Yorkshire by searching in our resource library


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