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 Andrea Klingel, LSCB Policy and Performance Officer (aklingel@Lambeth.gov.uk).
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.
You can access past editions of the e-bulletin below. If you would like to be included in the distribution list of the e-bulletin or want to suggest a safeguarding topic for future editions, please email Andrea Klingel email@example.com
An overview of content lists of the below e-bulletins can be accessed here:
Other guidance / policies / procedures
The main safeguarding policies and procedures are contained in the LONDON CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES.
Since August 2017, there have been changes to safeguarding and Early Help referrals in Lambeth. Please read more here:
The above Joint Service Protocol is under review and the revised version will be published in March 2018.