During the Covid-19 outbreak, updates from key partners will be posted below.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults remains a key priority for all our agencies and partners. Whilst some of our usual LSCP meetings and subgroups have paused, representatives from the three Safeguarding Partners (Local Authorities, Police, CCGs), are meeting regularly to receive key safeguarding children updates and agree actions as required.
Please continue to refer concerns about children to the relevant Local Authority Front Door (where the child lives) as normal.
You can also keep up with regular updates on our Twitter feed @LSCPx3.
Covid-19 Multi-agency Safeguarding Practice Guidance
Safeguarding Children during Covid-19 outbreak: The Local Safeguarding Children Partnership has drafted some multi-agency practice guidance applicable during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Child Protection Conference Procedures
Looked After Children Reviews
Guidance and resources to help keep children safe online, and where to go to for support and advice is available on the GOV.UK website.
Further information about online safety is available on the LSCP online safety page.
Coronavirus and mental health
Young Minds have put together some tips, advice and guidance on mental health support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Visit the Young Minds website.
The COVID-19 outbreak brings new challenges for people who are living through domestic abuse. Victims and survivors who are self-isolating may not be able to access support or escape abuse. Self-isolating while living with an abuser may increase the risk of harm. However, support is available.
The briefing below provides an overview of support that is available to victims and survivors during this difficult period across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster.
Schools remaining open in each local authority (please note this is subject to change):
Further useful resources during Covid-19 outbreak
COVID-19: children’s services, education and schools
The Local Government Association are compiling and updating a list of published DfE and Government guidance for children’s services, education and schools. Visit the Local Government Association website.
Published Covid-19 guidance and resources for children’s services
ADCS is keeping track of published guidance and new announcements from key government departments and agencies, such as the DfE, PHE, Ofsted and HMCTS, relating to the totality of children’s services (see tab one of of the spreadsheet on the ADCS website). They are also tracking and sharing useful practice guidance and resources from sector bodies and organisations (tab two of the spreadsheet on the ADCS website).
Local Safeguarding Children Partnership
Welcome to Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility, and the purpose of these web pages is to encourage the widest possible participation in the work of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership.
New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements from September 2019
The Local Safeguarding Partners (Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council, Central West Basic Command Unit (Police) and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in consultation with relevant partner agencies have agreed their new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements as set out in the Children and Social Work Act (2017), in order to take forward the work of the previous Local Safeguarding Children Board.
CDOP is changing
16 partners from CCGs and LAs across North West London including Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are creating the new North West London Child Death Review (NWL CDR) service, to deliver the new Child Death Review statutory requirements they now hold. Following consultation, a new CDR team is being set up to operate across NWL on a phased basis, from the end of September 2019.
Please note: existing local CDOP arrangements will continue as now until the new NWL CDR Team is in place. Please continue to notify any child death through eCDOP to your local contacts until further notice.
LSCP Business Development Manager
Telephone: 07779 348094
LSCP Business Support Officer
Telephone: 07739 315388
Contact the LSCP Team:
- telephone: 07739 315388
- following us on Twitter: @LSCPx3
- in writing to: LSCP c/o 1st Floor (Purple Zone) Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
Worried about a child or young person?
If you want to report any abuse or discuss concerns in relation to children and young people please contact:
- Hammersmith & Fulham - tel: 020 8753 6610
- Kensington and Chelsea - firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 7361 3013
- Westminster - email@example.com or tel: 020 7641 4000
In an emergency call the police on 999.