Appeal to council care staff

Coun George Elsom.
Coun George Elsom.

THIS is an appeal to those members of staff at South Tyneside Council who wrote to me highlighting concerns within the directorate for Children and Adults social care.

Given the very serious and sensitive nature of this information, I have already initiated some actions.

I have sent a copy of the letter to Northumbria Police’s safeguarding officer (I am awaiting a reply from the Inspector) and have met with the Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council and the Corporate Director of the division.

However, without specific details, any intervention or support that I can offer is severely curtailed.

I am asking for any member of staff to provide me with further and better information about these matters.

I can offer my assurances that I will keep the identities and data completely confidential.

PLEASE get in touch by phone (0191 4561267), text (07795542265) or email (

George Elsom,

(Independent Councillor for Cleadon Park).