Safeguarding Children

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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 Downloads for the NCL ICB Safeguarding children policy.

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
Barnet Hospital Safeguarding Office t: 020 8216 5419
Barnet Hospital Paediatric Registrar (out of hours) t: 020 8416 4600


Area specific guidance for Camden

Useful contacts

  • Named GP for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • 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 Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Children's Services Contact Team t: 020 7527 7400
  • Children's Social Care Service Manager t: 020 8359 4075
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) t: 020 8359 4066 
  • Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) t: 020 8359 2000
  • Police Child Protection Team t: 020 8733 5070

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 Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor CDOP (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • 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 Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • 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 Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Nurse for Children Looked After (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children (see Clinical Leads, left)
  • Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) t: 020 7527 7400

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Clinical Leads

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Caroline Loake

Barnet

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Sahida Begum

Barnet

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Dr Paul de Keyser

Barnet

Designated Doctor for Children Looked After

Dr Christina Snowdon

Barnet

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Prashant Desai

Barnet

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Yvonne Conway

Barnet

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Claire Agathou

Camden

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Emma Savage

Camden

Designated Doctor for Children Looked After

Dr Gita Croft

Camden

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Christine Jenkinson

Camden

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Sue Pritchard

Camden

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Dr Andres Freiberg

Enfield

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Vip Thiagarasah

Enfield

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Suzanne Harding

Enfield

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Mary Murril

Enfield

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Chantel Palmer

Enfield

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Lynn Carrington

Haringey

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Dr Bianca Lee

Haringey

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Julie Thomas

Haringey

Designated Doctor for Children Looked After

Dr Paul Sender

Haringey

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Lynn Carrington

Haringey

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Ginika Achokwu

Haringey

Designated Doctor for Children Looked After

Dr Rebecca Evanson

Islington

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Marie Fitzpatrick

Islington

Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Claire Taylor

Islington

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Aku Baah

Islington

Designated Nurse for Children Looked After

Yvonne Conway

Islington

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Dr Katarina Harris

Islington


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Key NCL safeguarding contacts (September 2023)

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Key child safeguarding contacts for Barnet (September 2023)

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NCL ICB Safeguarding children policy (September 2022)

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Role of safeguarding GP lead

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GP safeguarding assurance metrics tool (January 2020)

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Requirements access for primary care

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Safeguarding children and young people: Roles and competencies for healthcare staff

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Domestic Abuse Act 2021: What do GPs and surgery staff need to know?

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Domestic abuse and general practice: Recognise, respond, refer, record

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Seven minute briefing (information about services available for young carers)

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NHS virginity testing (honour-based abuse) rapid read (May 2023)

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Camden child safeguarding guidelines for GPs

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Camden Children and Families Contact Service leaflet for professionals

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Camden private fostering for professionals leaflet

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Camden private fostering for community leaflet

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Review date: Friday, 18 August 2023