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Keeping children safe

Information for parents, carers, professionals and young people about recognising and reporting child abuse.
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.

Recognising and reporting child abuse

We all have a role to play to keep children and young people safe. Find out what to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.  

Information for parents and carers

This section is for anyone who would like more information about keeping children and young people safe. You may be a parent, carer, relative, friend or member of the community. 

Information for children and young people about abuse

This section contains information on how children and young people can keep themselves safe from different forms of abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding Children Board

Information about the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The MASH provides a single point of access to advice, information and support services for professionals working with vulnerable and at-risk children and young people.