Safeguarding children

What to do if you are worried about a child

You can tell us about a child, young person or parent/carer that needs support in some way.  This could be about the child’s developmental needs, issues that the parent/carer is experiencing, or if you suspect a child is being neglected or subjected to physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Please see What to do if you are worried about a child for more how to report your concerns.

Child protection

Information on child protection plans, our procedures and policies.

Child protection enquiries – Information on child protection enquiries, interviewing you and your child, medical assessments, next steps, you and your child’s rights

Child protection conferences – Find out more about what a child protection conference is, what happens at one, and what to do if you disagree with a decision.

Child protection plans – The outcome of the child protection conference may be that a child protection plan is required.

Child Protection Policy and Guidance – South West London Child Death Overview Panel Arrangements, Sutton LSCP local arrangements.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Information on the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and how to contact them and/or make a referral. Please see Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for further information.

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