Policy / Guidance / Audits
Lambeth policies, procedures and guidances sit under each specific heading of the "Working with children" section.
If the policy or procedures you are looking for are not listed under the topics or below and are not covered by the London Child Protection procedures, please email the LSCB team email@example.com
How to write a Safeguarding Policy
Any organisation or group that works with children or young people or is in regular contact with them should have a Safeguarding policy with a clear set of guidelines about how they will keep children safe and to respond to child protection concerns. The NSPCC provides useful advice about how to write a Safeguarding policy and what to take into consideration; they also provide a Safeguarding policy template as a starting point. Once your organisation or group has an agreed policy, there should be a plan of action to make sure all adults and children are aware of, understand and can access the safeguarding policy.
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Other guidance / policies / procedures
- The main safeguarding policies and procedures are contained in the LONDON CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES.
- CDOP is going electronic from Tuesday 24 April 2018. This means all Child Death Notifications and subsequent forms will be required on line.
Reporting and Managing a Child Death: To notify us of the death of a child resident in Lambeth please follow the link below to complete your Form A within 24hrs.
If you have any problems with submitting a notification via the above link please contact: Indra Gavenaite on 02075253105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professionals required to complete a Form B will be contacted directly by CDOP.
- Changes to safeguarding and Early Help referrals in Lambeth:
- Retention and storage guidelines for child protection records relating to concerns about a child's welfare and safety, and/ or concerns about possible risks posed by people working or volunteering with children (NSPCC, March 2018).
Other guidance and strategic plans
The Serious Violence Strategy (April 2018, HM Government) sets out the government’s response to serious violence and recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.
The above Joint Service Protocol is under review and the revised version will be published in April 2018.