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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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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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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


19 October 2020

Could you be our next

Independent Scrutineer? 

Dr Mark Peel is stepping down as Lambeth's Independent Scrutineer. We are therefore seeking for someone to take on this role. You'll help us create an open learning culture that is based on high support and high challenge to improve frontline practice in ways that make tangible differences for our children and young people. Please email your expression of interest by 25 Oct. Find out more here. ​

Connie Wessels

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18 August 2020

Multi-agency audit: Responding to Childhood & Adolescent Neglect

Earlier this year, the LSCP completed a multi-agency audit of the partnership's response to childhood & adolescent neglect. The audit highlights the importance of relationships, the need to fully understand a family's complex context and the positive opportunities offered by Family Group Conferences. Read more here. 

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


29 June 2020

New Guidelines for Fabricated & Induced Illness

Shared by the DfE in June 2020, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has issued new supplementary guidance for  paediatricians, GPs, other specialists, social care and education. Please find all the relevant guidance on our information page here

Connie Wessels

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