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Local Safeguarding Children Partnership – September 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, replacing the Local Safeguarding Children Board, is now operational. You can view our new multi-agency safeguarding children arrangements below:
Keep an eye out for our new LSCP logo that will be added to our webpages shortly!
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
New guidance on effective multi-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children has been published. The new Working Together 2018 guidance was published on 4 July 2018. This statutory guidance covers the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and a framework for Safeguarding Partners, replacing Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services.
In addition Working together: transitional guidance (2018) has been published to support the transition from Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to the new Local Safeguarding Children Partnership.
This details the legislation relevant to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
This is guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.
London Child Protection Procedures
This LSCP adheres to the London Child Protection Procedures.
What is abuse and neglect?
A person may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children and young people may be abused in a family, institutional or community setting; by those known to them or, more rarely, by a stranger.
For more information about abuse and spotting its signs see What is abuse and neglect?
Worried about someone?
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.
For details of specific safeguarding contacts in your borough, click the relevant link below: