Safeguarding children

Safeguarding means protecting children and taking action when a child or young person is at risk of harm. Children may be harmed because they are being physically, emotionally or sexually abused or neglected.

If you are worried about a child or young person please call 020 7974 3317 (out of hours: 020 7974 4444). If you think a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.

You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions - if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.

Report a concern

Sexual exploitation

Sexual exploitation is when a young person is enticed or forced into sexual activity in exchange for something – such as food, money, somewhere to stay, alcohol or drugs.

Report sexual explotation

Radicalisation and extremism

Some children may be drawn to extremist ideas and become involved in violent acts related to extremist groups. If you are worried that your child may be becoming radicalised following contact with extremists, read the following information from the Camden Safeguarding Children Board.

Keeping young people safe

Female genital mutilation

If you are worried about FGM or you need more information, read the Camden Safeguarding Children Board’s document linked to below.

FGM - The facts