Are you are worried about a child?

Use this page to find out what to do if you are worried that a child may be being abused.

  • Urgent Child Protection referrals should be made by phone call to 0207 527 7400. (After 5 pm during the week, at weekends or during public holidays call the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7226 0992.)
  • These should be followed using the Islington Children’s Services: request for service form as soon as possible, within 48 hours and emailed to, or via GCSX: or if the child / young person meets the criteria for DCT.

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all referrals and requests for services for vulnerable children and young people in the borough. The Disabled Children’s Team (DCT) is the referral point for children and young people who meet their criteria.

The benefits of a single point of access are that 

  • Vulnerable children and their families receive the services they need, when they need them and where they can best access them
  • We get involved early to support vulnerable families and nip problems in the bud – helping them to build resilience so that emerging problems do not become more serious

The CSC request for service form was updated in line with General Data Protection Regulations and agreed with the partnership on 04/09/2018.


5th edition of the London Child Protection Procedures

The London Board has published the 5th edition of the London Child Protection Procedures online (see related link). This edition has been fully updated in line with recent changes to statutory guidance.

Please note that the 5th edition is available online only, and no hard copies are being produced. (See related documents for more information).

Launch of NSPCC Helpline mobile phone texting service

The NSPCC Helpline has launched a mobile phone texting service which will allow members of the public to contact the Helpline by texting 88858. They can send the text anonymously and the text will not cost them anything.  On receipt of the text, the Helpline will send an immediate automated confirmation response and then a specific response to their enquiry from a Helpline practitioner within three hours.

Members of the public can use the text service to seek advice and assistance and also to report concerns that may need follow up action or investigation.