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This part of the website applies to you if you are a ‘professional’, working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity. This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children frequently, infrequently or on an ad hoc basis, (for example ambulance drivers). It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity, such as foster carers and child minders.

Hartlepool Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for co-ordinating local agencies, in the ‘statutory’ and ‘non statutory’ sectors, and has a collective responsibility for ensuring that all agencies working with children in Hartlepool undertake their safeguarding duties and responsibilities.

This section is about sharing information in order to help and assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We hope you will find the information useful.