Worried about a child
What to do if you are worried about the safety of welfare of a child or young person.
Who are 'children in care'?
'Children in care' are the children and young people we are responsible for caring for.
Child Protection: Help and advice for children and young people
Where you can go for support, help, information, or simply someone to talk to.
Child protection: Help and advice for parents and carers
As a parent, carer, neighbour or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child.
Child sexual exploitation
Information and guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
Children and young people engaging in harmful sexual behaviour
Problematic and harmful sexual behaviour can involve one or more children engaging in sexual discussions or acts.
Information sharing advice for professionals
All professionals who work with children and young people, parents and carers should know how and when to share information.
Keeping children safe in Out of School Settings
An Out of School Setting provides tuition, training, instruction, or activities to children
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
If you feel that you need help caring for your child, or if you are concerned about the welfare or safety of a child you will need to contact Children’s Social Care Services.
Resources to improve practice
Ensuring learning from reviews and audits is shared across the multi-agency partnership.
Strategic Partnership Boards
The Strategic Partnership Unit helps multi-agency partners with working together to improve outcomes for residents through four strategic partnership boards.
Trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights.
Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB)
The Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) ensures that all local children's agencies within Waltham Forest work together.
What is abuse and neglect?
Abuse and neglect is when someone is caused harm by an individual or group.