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.
Please see Downloads for a PDF version of this flowchart.
The Camden Safeguarding Children website hosts essential safeguarding information, as well as resources for professionals, such as national and local guidance, links to other organisations/resources and training opportunities.
For IT Tools to support Child Protection, please click here.
How to Refer
If you need to make a child-protection referral, contact the Children & Families Contact Service.
t: 020 7974 3317 (out of hours: 020 7974 4444)
Children & Families Contact Team is a single access point, providing advice and support for children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk.
The team will transfer your referral to MASH (multi-agency team including Camden Council Family Services and Social Work division, Camden police and health services, dealing with police and eCAF referrals with concerns about child's safety or welfare (see leaflet for more information).
Please refer to Camden's threshold document before making a referral.
Further Child Protection Advice Contact Details
Child Protection Team Hotline – t: 020 3317 2412
Named GP for Safeguarding Children, Tues only – 07736 070327
Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Jackie Dyer – t: 07768 886258
Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children, Deborah Hodes – e: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-call Paediatric Registrars
University College Hospital – t: 08451 555000
Whittington Hospital – t: 020 7272 3070
Royal Free Hospital – t: 020 7794 0500