Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means:
  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcome.
The North East Autism Society aims to ensure that:
  • Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
  • All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding.
  • Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues.
  • Procedures are in place for managing and reporting both serious incidents and incidents or concern.
  • Ensure the proper and appropriate supervision to enable staff to effectively identify and raise safeguarding concerns.
Links to make a referral:
Local Authority 
Telephone Number
Email Address

County Durham

03000 267 979

[email protected]


0191 520 5560

0191 520 5552 (OOH)

[email protected]

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Children 

Sexual Exploitation

Whistle Blowing

Further Information

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Sunderland Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Durham Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Find your local safeguarding contact