Children and young people's service
We provide services that protect, care for and support children, young people and their families in the borough.
Are you worried about the safety or welfare of a child?
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise contact us on 020 8314 6660 or out of hours call 020 8314 6000.
Information for parents, carers, professionals and young people about recognising and reporting child abuse.
If your child has a diagnosed disability, learning difficulty or life-limiting condition, you may be able to get help, advice or support.
We are responsible for caring for children and young people who cannot stay with their own families up until they reach the age of 25. We also support care leavers and care experienced young people.
Kinship carers, special guardians, foster carers, supported lodgings and adoption.
In September 2023, we published our first Lewisham All-Age Autism Strategy. The strategy represents the first step of many in Lewisham’s journey to becoming an autism-inclusive borough.
We work with the community and local agencies such as the police and schools to help keep young people aged 10–17 out of trouble.
Information about early help and the targeted parenting support service, Family Thrive.
Get advice and support for children, young people and families about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Find out about services that help children and young people keep physically healthy or manage a current health condition.
Kaleidoscope provides services for children and young people aged between 0 and 18.