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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Links and Resources
24 May 2020
Poster to support survivors of domestic abuse
Can you display a poster in your window letting survivors of domestic abuse in Lambeth know there is support available? Please download, print & display this poster at home or your workplace to help us spread the message.
6 May 2020
Responding to Child Sexual Abuse during COVID-19
Download this useful briefing from the National Police Chief's Council and The Children's Society to support you to identify and respond to concerns of child sexual abuse during the pandemic. Victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation are potentially on lockdown with their abusers. This briefing summarises what to know, what to look for and how to respond to child abuse concerns.
26 April 2020
Domestic Abuse: How to get help
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, isolation rules do not apply. Police response & support services remain available.
In an emergency, call 999.
The Government's #YouAreNotAlone support pages
National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247
For support in Lambeth, contact The Gaia Centre on 020 7733 8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Lambeth's domestic abuse help page for more information.
23 April 2020
Safeguarding Guidance for Online Teaching
The Lambeth Schools Service has pulled together a useful guide to support online teaching. Download here for important guidance as well as useful links to online safety resources and extra support.
21 April 2020
DfE guidance: supporting vulnerable children
Read the DfE's latest COVID-19 guidance for service providers on how best to support vulnerable children and young people, including those:
supported by the child social care system
with education, health and care (EHC) plans
otherwise identified as vulnerable
20 April 2020
Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Volunteers
The Lambeth Safeguarding Children Partnership has teamed up with the Safeguarding Adults in Lambeth team to produce a leaflet as a handy guide to safeguarding for volunteers. Download yours now. And please visit our Training pages to download our free Introduction to Safeguarding training.
17 April 2020
Free webinars for professionals: Supporting survivors during COVID-19
Many services are facing increased reports of domestic abuse, and may be struggling to respond. Solace Women's Aid have developed a series of 4 webinars to share their expertise and best practice from across the sector, to help professionals across the UK better understand how they can continue to provide support to survivors.
16 April 2020
Young People's Guide to COVID-19
Lambeth Council has launched a new set of web pages aimed directly at young people. The Young People's Guide to Coronavirus is a one-stop-shop for up to date information, advice and great ideas for making the most of lockdown. Everything young people need to know, all from trusted sources, presented in seven sections.
15 April 2020
Medical advice for parents & carers
During the current situation and while the government is asking
everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing for parents and carers to know what to do if they need medical support. Download this NHS leaflet to support parents and carers with guidance.
11 April 2020
Free training presentation: Introduction to Safeguarding
Countless people have stepped forward to volunteer to support those most in need during the Coronavirus outbreak. To support these volunteers, and the organisations working with them, please visit our training programme page for more information and download the Introduction to Safeguarding Training.
11 April 2020
Useful info & services to support Lambeth residents
Lambeth Council has pulled together a useful directory of services and information to support Lambeth residents during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Download the guide and for further information, visit
4 April 2020
Advice for Parents and Carers
The Lambeth Educational Psychology
Service has put together some advice
and guidance for parents and carers
about how to support the wellbeing
and learning of their children during
the coronavirus outbreak. Download and share this useful resource.
3 April 2020
COVID-19 Safeguarding Guidance for Schools
The Department for Education has issued guidance to support schools to safeguard children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lambeth Schools Safeguarding has summarised the key points. Download the briefing to find out more.
3 April 2020
Support available for those worried about domestic abuse
Survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence may feel particularly alone and at risk during self-isolation. The Gaia Centre is open and accepting referrals from Lambeth residents. Confidential advice and support by phone, text or email – whatever’s safest.
Or free call National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, always call police on 999.
For more information, news and resources see Lambeth Council’s Violence Against Women and Girls webpage.
2 April 2020
Services for children & young people during the coronavirus pandemic
Lambeth's staff are working hard to keep essential services running, however many services have been reduced or stopped due to staff illness or closed to slow the spread of coronavirus. Visit the website for more information and links to available services.