Safeguarding children

Are you worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact the multi-agency safeguarding hub

If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.

If you do not feel comfortable about telling us, or you are not sure if you are right, you can also speak to a teacher, health visitor, doctor or the NSPCC ( The most important thing is to tell someone who can help.

Safeguarding means protecting children and taking action when a child or young person is at risk of abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation. Protecting children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

What is abuse or neglect?

Abuse can be physical, such as being hit, or emotional, such as being constantly threatened and shouted at. A child or young person who is being forced into sexual activity is being sexually abused

Neglect can be lack of everyday care such as being kept clean and properly fed. Abuse and neglect can cause long-term damage to a child or young person and are always wrong.

Useful information for parents and professionals

Camden Safeguarding Children Board 

Camden Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for the safety and welfare of children and young people in Camden. It brings key local services together such as the council, police and health trusts to ensure the protection of those at risk. On this website you can find:

Other useful websites and documents