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.
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.
Book safeguarding training with the ISCB from the Islington Safeguarding training channel:
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:
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
Allegations against staff, volunteers or students should be raised with the Local Authority designated officer (LADO) on 020 7527 8102
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.
- London Safeguarding Children Board
- Islington Safeguarding Childrens Board (ISCB)
- Neglect toolkit can be accessed via Islington Safeguarding Childrens BoardWorking Together to Safeguard Children
- Keeping children Safe in Education
- Inspecting Safeguarding in Education Skills and Early Years Settings
- Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation
- Prevent Duty Information leaflet for Parents
- Online Channel Training
- E-Learning training on Prevent
- Private Fostering
- Working together to safeguard children
- Information sharing advice safeguarding practitioners
- Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance for schools and colleges
- The right to choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage (June 2014)
- Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage