North Tyneside CCG is committed to ensuring that all our patients, including children and young people, are cared for in a safe and secure environment.  All staff that come into contact with children, young people and their families in their work has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We adhere to the Care Quality Commission report guidelines for Safeguarding children and:

  • Ensure our staff are safe to work with children and young people by carrying out Criminal Records Bureau checks
  • Have single and multi-agency policies and procedures that are up-to-date and accessible
  • Deliver a comprehensive programme of safeguarding training at all levels, across the organisation to all staff.
  • Make sure that safeguarding procedures are reviewed annually to keep up-to-date

If you have a concern about a vulnerable child please contact social services on the numbers below.

The safeguarding children website can be found here.

North Tyneside CCG Safeguarding Team:

  • Jan Hemingway, Head of Safeguarding: Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children – 0191 293 1194
  • Adrian Dracup, Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults – 0191 293 1194
  • Trish Grant, Lead Nurse Safeguarding Children and Adults – 0191 293 1194
  • Anne Foreman, Designated Nurse Looked After Children – 0191 293 1194
  • Dr Riaan Swanepoel, Named GP Child and Adult Safeguarding – 0191 293 1194
  • Dr Mike Vincent, Designated Doctor Safeguarding Children – 0344 811 8111
  • Dr Belinda Bateman, Designated Doctor Looked After Children – 0344 811 8111
  • Stephen Bruce, Designated Doctor for Child Deaths – 0344 811 8111

North Tyneside Children’s Social Care:

  • Children’s social care (referrals) – 0345 2000 109
  • Out of hours – 0191 200 6800


Serious case review – Harry. This serious case review was published in November 2019

Serious case review – Claire and Anne. This serious case review was published in January 2020