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Lambeth Multi-agency Neglect Strategy & Toolkit

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25 September 2023

Pan London Threshold Document: Continuum of Help and Support 

The Threshold Document: Continuum of Help and Support guidance helps practitioners identify needs and help children and families access the right support on time. Also to identify needs of locations and peer groups for safer spaces for young people.

Please download the new threshold guidance.

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26 September 2022

Launch of new Multiagency Neglect Strategy & Toolkit

The LSCP has launched a new Neglect Strategy & Toolkit; learning from safeguarding reviews and stresses the importance for all professionals to actively identify and respond to all forms of child & adolescent neglect. Please read the new strategy and use the toolkit to help you assess if and how neglect might be placing a child or young person at risk of harm.  See the introductory video for a quick over view.

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8 March 2022

Child Angela Safeguarding Practice Review published

"Angela's" story is a very difficult one. She was seriously sexually abused by her mothers partner. This review provides helpful learning for all professionals across the partnership. Read and share the 7-Minute briefing from this Safeguarding Practice Review, written by independent review author Siobhan Burns. 

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1 February 2022

Was Not Brought guidance

When children are routinely not brought to appointments for their welfare, care or health, this is a safeguarding concern. 

Find out more about the Was Not Brought Approach and the actions

you can take if a child is routinely not brought to their appointments. 

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14 September 2021

New Guidance on Working with Interpreters

Following learning from recent Rapid and Child Safeguarding practice Reviews, we've created a handy guide to support professionals in working with families with no shared language. The guide sets out simple tips, with links to useful resources and videos. Click here to check it out.


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31 May 2021

Schools Guidance: Managing Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This guidance aims to support schools in Lambeth to respond to any concerns of inappropriate and harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children or young people. Developed by professionals from Lambeth Education & Health Services, the guidance includes referral pathways, risk assessment & safety planning tools.  Visit our Harmful Sexual Behaviour pages for more information. 


2 July 2023

Domestic Abuse support - 
Ask for ANI at a pharmacy

A Government launched scheme: the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) Domestic abuse codeword scheme which provides a way for victims to discreetly inform pharmacy staff that they need their help to either call the police on 999 or contact specialist services. 

Ask for “Ani” at a participating pharmacy. 


6 June 2022

Children’s Services Domestic Abuse (DA) Policy

Lambeth Children’s Services Domestic Abuse policy aligns with the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy, the Employee Domestic Abuse Policy and the Housing Domestic Abuse Policy.  The policy also features a useful Practice Toolkit developed specifically to assist practitioners, with a variety of resources to support families and with links to training.

Click here to download policy.

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7 March 2022

New Parent/Carer Leaflet on Exploitation

Leaflet/guide to help parents and carers learn more about child exploitation, spot the signs and help keep their children safe. Download the leaflet and share it with any parents/carers of children where there are concerns about potential criminal or sexual exploitation. For more information about safeguarding children from exploitation, visit our exploitation page.

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21 September 2021

New National Review: Non-accidental Injuries in Babies

The National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published its 3rd national safeguarding review. The review explores serious incidents involving babies aged under one who have been tragically harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role. Click here to read the full report. 


27 July 2021

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The report of the Independent Inquiry Panel into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE has been published. 


For more information and Lambeth Council's response, visit the Council's information page. Full report of the enquiry can be viewed here.

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19 October 2022

LSCP Annual Report
- 2021-22 

The LSCP has launched published its annual report for 2021-22.

Key areas:

  • Workforce development

  • Contextual Safeguarding

  • Multi-agency levels of need document

  • Neglect Strategy & Toolkit

  • Making Lambeth Trauma Informed

  • Completing good quality reviews             

Click here to read the report


21 March 2022

Child 'Q' 
(Partnership Statement) 

The Lambeth School Partnership (LSP) and Lambeth Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (LSCP) are outraged to hear of the case of Child Q and the extremely traumatic experience she received at the hands of those who should have protected her. We stand with Child Q and her family.

Click here to read full statement.

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3 February 2022

Safeguarding black young men and boys in Lambeth

An academic team, led by the University of Bedfordshire and Prof. Carlene Firmin, have conducted an exploratory study into the role of partnership agencies, in safeguarding Black boys & young men in Lambeth. Download the report to learn more. This is an essential piece of work informing our response to safeguarding young people from extra-familial harm.  

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20 September 2021

Guide: support a family to register with a GP

GPs play a vital role in safeguarding children. Check out this two-minute video where Lambeth's Named GP for Safeguarding, Dr Alison Davidson, explains how easy it is to support a family to register with a GP. 

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9 April 2021

Multi-agency FGM Audit Report

Following a multi-agency audit of six cases of girls and young women referred for support around FGM, the partnership has made four recommendations which have been turned into actions. You can find the report, and Lambeth's guidance on FGM on our dedicated information page here. ​

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