All Early Years settings must have and implement a policy and procedures to safeguard children. These should be in line with the guidance and procedures of the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The Islington Safeguarding Children's Board (ISCB) is the LSCB for Islington.

Islington Safeguarding Children's Board

If you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a child and would need to make a referral please follow the Islington child protection procedures displayed in your provision.

Safeguarding Training

Book safeguarding training with the ISCB from the Islington Safeguarding training channel:

Islington Safeguarding Training

The Early Years and Childcare Team also organise safeguarding training, including training in your setting. See all available courses in the Early Years training channel:

Early Years Training

Worried about a child?

If you think that a child may be experiencing neglect or abuse

phone 020 7527 7400; 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or 020 7226 0992 at all other times

Email CSCT Referrals

Allegations against staff, volunteers or students should be raised with the Local Authority designated officer (LADO) on 020 7527 8102

Email LADO

Always dial 999 in an emergency

The Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all referrals and requests for services for vulnerable children and young people in the borough. 

CSCT now has a new referral and request form which replaces the eCAF process. The 'Islington Children's Services: request for service form' is available to download from 'Attachments' below. Please note this form is to be used for all referrals including child protection referrals.

If you would like advice and guidance about what to do, you should contact Gwen Fitzpatrick, Lead for Children’s Centres and Safeguarding (Early Years & Childcare Service) on 020 7527 5629 or Amanda Joy, Early Years Safeguarding Officer on 020 7527 3154.

Email Gwen Fitzpatrick  Email Amanda Joy