Child Safeguarding

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Safeguarding children means protecting the health and wellbeing of children, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

See Related Resources for child safeguarding guidance and toolkits.


NSPCC helpline

NSPCC is there for children, and its helpline service is open every day with free support for anyone who’s worried about a child, over the phone, via email or through an online form.

t: 080 8800 5000 (8am-10pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm weekends).
e: help@nspcc.org.uk at any time.


NHS Safeguarding app

A comprehensive resource for professionals, citizens and carers, which includes legislation, guidance, and information on how to report a safeguarding concern to the local authority. Download the app via the NHS website.


On-call paediatric consultants

RFH Paediatric Consultant t: 020 7794 0500 bleep 1000
UCLH Paediatric Consultant t: 07803 853 567 / 08451 555 000
WH Paediatric Consultant t: 07779 694 0840 / 020 7272 3070
St Mary's Paediatrics A&E t: 020 3312 6666 reg: 1202
Imperial College GP Advice Service t: 020 3311 6224


Area specific guidance for Camden

Useful contacts

  • Named GP for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see right)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) t: 020 7974 3317

Area specific guidance for Barnet

Visit the Child Safeguarding: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Barnet page for Barnet-specific resources.

The Child Safeguarding Resources page provides Barnet-specific policies and guidance, as well as relevant videos and training information.

Useful contacts

  • Named GP for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see right)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Children's Services Contact Team t: 020 7527 7400
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) t: 020 8359 4066 
  • Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) t: 020 8359 2000

Area specific guidance for Enfield

Visit the Child Safeguarding: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Enfield page for Enfield-specific resources.

Useful contacts

  • Named GP for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see right)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Doctor CDOP (see right)
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) t: 020 8379 5555

Area specific guidance for Haringey

Visit the Child Safeguarding: Haringey page for Haringey-specific resources.

Useful contacts

  • Named GP for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see right)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Haringey Children and Young People's Services t: 020 8489 2943

Area specific guidance for Islington

Visit the Child Safeguarding: Islington page for Islington-specific resources.

Useful contacts

  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see right)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see right)
  • Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) t: 020 7527 7400

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Danusan Sathiyaseelan

NCL Wide

NCL Safeguarding Coordinator

Dr Prashant Desai

Barnet

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Caroline Loake

Barnet

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Dr Paul de Keyser

Barnet

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Yvonne Conway

Barnet

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Dr Claire Agathou

Camden

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Christine Jenkinson

Camden

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Dr Claire Taylor

Camden

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Sue Pritchard

Camden

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Dr Vip Thiagarasah

Enfield

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Piyusha Kapilla

Enfield

Designated Doctor CDOP

Mary Murril

Enfield

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Chantel Palmer

Enfield

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Dr Andres Freiberg

Enfield

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Dr Julie Thomas

Haringey

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Lynn Carrington

Haringey

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Dr Bianca Lee

Haringey

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Miranda Tapfumanei

Haringey

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Dr Katarina Harris

Islington

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Marie Fitzpatrick

Islington

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Yvonne Conway

Islington

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After


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Mandatory Training

NCL Wide w: https://gps.northcentrallondon.icb.nhs.uk

Child Safeguarding Resources (Barnet)

Barnet w: https://gps.northcentrallondon.icb.nhs.uk

Covid-19 and safeguarding (RCGP 2022)

NCL Wide w: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk

Child safeguarding toolkit (RCGP)

NCL Wide w: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk

County lines guidance (Home Office 2018)

NCL Wide w: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk

Child safeguarding procedures and practice guidance (London Safeguarding Children Partnership 2022)

NCL Wide w: https://www.londonsafeguardingchildrenprocedures.c...

Child maltreatment guidance (NICE 2017)

NCL Wide w: https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG89

Child abuse and neglect guidance (NICE 2017)

NCL Wide w: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng76

Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2018)

NCL Wide w: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk

Child death review: Statutory and operational guidance (GOV.UK 2019)

NCL Wide w: https://www.gov.uk

General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Self-refer

Urgent and Emergency Care

Urgent and Emergency Care for Children


Review date: Friday, 18 August 2023