North Central London CCG works with our statutory partners to promote the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults and children who may be at risk of being abused, neglected or exploited, and to safeguard them from harm.
What to do if you are worried a child, young person or vulnerable adult is being abused:
Safeguarding Children and Young People is everyone’s business. If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or young person you should contact the relevant borough contacts below or in an emergency dial 999.
NSPCC offers free Advice and Information Service available 24 hours a day via phone: 0808 800 5000
The Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) document contains further guidance on identifying child maltreatment. This document is currently being updated (2018).
Some adults are more at risk of abuse than others. This may be because they are less able to take care of themselves or protect themselves from harm, or because they depend on others for their care. It may be because they lack the mental capacity to make certain decisions.
If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of an adult you should contact the relevant borough contact below or in an emergency dial 999.
North Central London Child Death Review Arrangements
As part of new safeguarding arrangements, CDR (Child Death Review) processes are also required to transform.
In October 2018 the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education released new Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance.
It builds on statutory requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children and clarifies how professionals and organisations across all sectors involved in a child death should contribute to the child death review process.
Oversight for CDR processes will move from the Department of Education to the Department for Health and Social Care recognising that most child deaths are due to medical factors rather than safeguarding. The new guidance aims to:
- improve the experience of bereaved families.
- ensure that information from the child death review process is systematically captured in every case to enable learning and to prevent future deaths.
One requirement of the new guidance is the CDR processes must review at least 60 deaths per year. Within NCL there are currently an average of 80 deaths (<18 year olds) per year. Based on the last three years’ data the average number of deaths across the five boroughs is 80 (Barnet 20, Camden 11, Enfield 20, Haringey 20 and Islington 13). CDR partners in North Central London have agreed that a single NCL CDR process is established across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
Ananise Collins, NCL Child Death Overview Panel Administrator – 02036881343
Domestic Violence and Abuse Services
North Central London CCG works with our statutory partners to promote the safety and wellbeing of anyone at risk of domestic violence and abuse. Each North Central London borough has a separate advice and support service, offering support and protection to local residents at risk of domestic violence and abuse.
Please see the details for each borough’s service below.