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. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to find new ways of working to keep children and young people safe.


Please take a minute to share any excellent resources, online platforms or top tips you've been using to work with partners and continue to support children and young people in Lambeth.

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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. 

Connie Wessels


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. 

Connie Wessels


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 

Visit Lambeth's domestic abuse help page for more information.

Connie Wessels

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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.


For additional guidance, see the NSPCC summary and the DfE guidance.

Connie Wessels

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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

Connie Wessels

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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.

Kersha Clarke


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. 

Kersha Clarke

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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.

Erin Morris

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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

Connie Wessels


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. 

Kersha Clarke

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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

Erin Morris


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. 

Erin Morris


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. 

Connie Wessels


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. 

T: 020 7733 8724 E:


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.

Connie Wessels

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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.

Connie Wessels

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