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Safeguarding during a pandemic

In these challenging times, professionals in organisations and services throughout Lambeth continue to work tirelessly to keep children and young people safe. To support you, we will use this page to share helpful resources and services. 

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15 January 2020

Find out more about becoming a foster carer

Lambeth’s Fostering Team urgently need more foster carers to take care of specific groups of vulnerable children.

Fostering means taking a child into your home and welcoming them into your family. This is likely to be at a difficult time when they will need love, support, and stability.


Come along to the team's next online information event is at 7pm on Thursday 21 January to find out more. Register here!

Connie Wessels

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27 November 2020

Feed your views into our multi-agency audit of FGM

We are conducting a multi-agency audit of the partnership's response to girls and young women who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). If you work in Lambeth, please share your views through this short staff survey by 4 December 2020. Your views will inform our audit and to help us plan future training and resources. 

Connie Wessels

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17 September 2020

NSPCC Briefing: Impact of pandemic on child welfare: physical abuse

Since the stay-at-home guidance was issued, Childline has seen a 22 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions about physical abuse. Download this briefing from NSPCC which highlights the impact if this physical abuse on children & young people during the pandemic. 

Connie Wessels


14 January 2020

Domestic Abuse support - 

Ask for ANI at a pharmacy

People at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown can seek help discreetly by giving a code word "Ani" to pharmacists, under a UK-wide scheme launched by ministers.


If someone asks for “Ani” at one of the participating pharmacies, they will be given the chance to go to a private space to talk, to see if they need help from police or other services. 

Visit the Home Office for the training toolkit for pharmacies

Connie Wessels

3 November 2020

Could you be a foster carer hero? Q+A Session

Fostering for children in Lambeth means taking a child into your home and welcoming them into your family. This is likely to be at a difficult time when they will really be in need a lot of love, support and stability. When you become a foster carer, you become a local hero.


Find out more about fostering, join a live online information event on 19 November at 7pm. Book your place now!

Shkelqim Luma

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12 September 2020

Understanding the lived experiences of black & ethnic minority children 

Download this briefing from Research in Practice and others that focusses on black and ethnic minority children as these groups of children are over-represented in children’s social work, but have unique issues as a result of various marginalised identities.

Connie Wessels


1 December 2020

Could you lead a child safeguarding practice review? 

We are looking for researchers, academics and organisations to help us independently review our efforts to safeguard children and young people.

We are currently commissioning a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review. Could you be the independent reviewer to help us improve practice? 

Find out more here.

Connie Wessels

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21 October 2020

Culturally competent responses to youth violence

In September, Power The Fight published the Therapeutic Intervention for Peace 

report. Commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit, the report aims to evidence the experiences of young people, families and practitioners in order to improve the effectiveness of therapeutic responses to violence affecting young people in London. Download here

Connie Wessels

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