Child Safeguarding

If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, follow the guidance below to contact the relevant Safeguarding and Social Care team. For a list of Child Safeguarding Services, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

View a full-size version of the child protection guidelines (PDF)

How to Refer

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all referrals and requests for services for vulnerable children and young people in the borough. The Disabled Children’s Team (DCT) is the referral point for children and young people who meet their criteria.

Urgent Child Protection referrals should be made by phone call to 0207 527 7400. (After 17:00 during the week, at weekends or during public holidays call the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7226 0992.)

To refer into the service the form can be found here 

Contact Details

Children's Services Contact Team - t: 020 7527 7400

Named GP for Safeguarding Children, Dr Sarah Humphery - e:

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Marie Fitzpatrick - t: 0203 688 2981 / e:

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children, Dr Katarina Harris - e:

On-call Paediatric Registrars

University College Hospital - t: 08451 555000

Whittington Hospital - t: 020 7272 3070

Royal Free Hospital - t: 020 7794 0500

External Links and Resources

Safeguarding Board

Islington Safeguarding Children Board

Threshold (PDF)


Islington Safeguarding Children Board Training

RCGP/NSPCC Safeguarding Children Toolkit for General Practice

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

County Lines Guidance (PDF)

London Child Protection Procedures

NICE Child Maltreatment Guidance

NICE Child Abuse and Neglect Guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children (PDF)


NHS England Safeguarding App