Safeguarding children

Safeguarding children

Safeguarding means protecting children and taking action when a child or young person is at risk of harm.

  • If you are worried about a child or young person please call 020 7974 3317 (out of hours: 020 7974 4444).
  • If you think a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. According to the government, a third of people who suspect child abuse do nothing - sometimes because they’re worried about being wrong.

You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions - if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it. Information is usually gathered from many sources, and your report would form one part of a bigger picture.

More information

Whether you are a parent, concerned resident or a professional, you can find out more on the Camden Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) website
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