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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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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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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


25 June 2020

Information & support: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE was set up by the government following concerns that some organisations had failed to protect children from child sexual abuse.

For more information about the Inquiry, including Lambeth's response, please visit the council's information page. 

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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25 June 2020

A parent's & carer's guide to Black Lives Matter 

Many children may have questions about the images, stories, and conversations they hear on the news and around them. Visit our information page for a guide with helpful resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. 

Kersha Clarke

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