Safeguarding children means protecting them from physical, emotional or sexual harm or neglect. If you know or suspect a child or young person is being harmed there are two things you can do:
You suspect a child or young person is being harmed
If you suspect that a child or young person in the City is being abused or neglected, it is vital you report your concerns on 020 7332 3621 so that we can investigate. We will make enquiries and find out about the child’s safety and welfare. We will try to work in partnership with parents and carers and keep them involved in what is happening.
A child or young person is in immediate danger
Don’t hesitate - call the police immediately on 999.
T 020 7332 3621 to speak to a social worker between 9am - 5pm
Out of hours between 5pm - 9.15am
To speak to someone out of hours, on weekends or bank holidays, please contact the City and Hackney Emergency Duty Team
Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
The City of London Corporation jointly leads the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children's Board (CHSCB) with neighbours London Borough of Hackney. The board is there to ensure children in the City and Hackney are safe and supported. For information on the CHSCB training programme and calendar, please see the links below;
CHSCB training programme
CHSCB training calendar
For more information about the CHSCB please call 020 8356 3661.