ISCB - COVID 19

The Islington Safeguarding Children Board is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and Government guidance. As always, our primary focus is to ensure that the children of Islington are safeguarded and that their welfare is promoted.

For this to happen services across the wider partnership will continue to be available and we thank them all for their continuing commitment through this uncertain period.
Islington Safeguarding Children Board’s website will be updated regularly with the latest advice and guidance as well as details of any changes to local safeguarding and support services. As this is a fast-moving situation the information contained may change at short notice. Any updates or changes will be made via the website and our twitter feed @Islingtonscb, so please check-in regularly to be kept up to date.

 

ISCB Training Update

Under the circumstances, we think it is prudent to review our training offer on a regular basis.
At present we are looking at ways, by means of virtual platforms, to able the Board to continue with its current training offer. More information to come.
We will prioritise all ISCB training for those who are most in need including those staff (eg Designated Safeguarding Leads) who will not be able to practice in their role if they do not attend training.
Staff most at risk and who will be prioritised are those whose training is due to expire within 90 days. If you are in this situation, can you please send an email via the following link and with your contact details and name of organisation.
Please note updated DFE guidance says:
 
“It is acknowledged that DSL training is very unlikely to take place during this period (although the option of online training can be explored). For the period COVID-19 measures are in place, a DSL (or deputy) who has been trained will continue to be classed as a trained DSL (or deputy) even if they miss their refresher training.”
For all other enquiries please email iscbtraining@islington.gov.uk
 

Useful Information

​ ​​​Children Services Contact Team

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all services for children, young people and families in Islington who may need extra help and support. If you are worried about a child, please phone the Contact Team in the first instance.

The services we offer include:
• Family support in the community through our children’s centres and Families First
• Support for children and young people who are at risk of getting involved in gangs, anti-social behaviour or crime
• Health and mental health services
• Children’s Social Care - services to protect and safeguard vulnerable children.
Who to contact
Telephone
020 7527 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team
020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team

Request for service form
 

Islington Council

The council is working closely with the NHS, Public Health England and local partners to control the spread of coronavirus, keep vital services running and to help those most in need. Read more about what the council is doing in response to Coronavirus and advice to keep you, your family and vulnerable residents safe.
 

We Are Islington

Islington Council, voluntary sector and mutual aid groups are working together to provide support. If you or someone you know needs help with getting food, medicine or practical support as a result of #coronavirus, please ring the We Are Islington helpline on 0207 527 8222 or email weareislington@islington.gov.uk
Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm.
 

Schools

The Government has advised that all schools should close from the end of the day on Friday 20 March, until further notice. However, Islington schools will remain open for children who are vulnerable and to children of key workers, whose role is critical to the COVID-19 response and need to work.
If you are a key worker living in Islington and need advice about childcare, you can contact the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959 or email fis@islington.gov.uk, between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
The government has released guidance for vulnerable children and young people and school attendance that can be access via Coronavirus guidance on vulnerable children and young people.