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Complaints about Gateshead Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

You can make any complaint or raise concerns about the functions for GSCP to the Business Manager in writing. The Business Manager will ensure concerns are give due consideration and will take any remedial action necessary.

The business manager can be contacted at:

Gateshead Safeguarding Children Partnership
Safeguarding Business Unit
Civic Centre 

Or email

The GCSP has a role in co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of local individuals' and organisations' work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is not accountable for their operational work. Any complaints about the operational work of any of our partners should initially be directed through their own complaints procedures. 

Further information on the objectives and functions of the board visit Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) - Chapter 3. (opens new window)

Complaints in relation to child protection conference procedure (opens new window) has more information about the rights of parents/carers and children (if of sufficient age and understanding) to complain about the process of child protection conferences or appeal against a conference decision.

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