Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      23 October 2021

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Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Report 2020 – 2021

Those working with families may be interested to read the Redbridge Safeguarding Board Annual Report 2020 – 2021 which has now been published.

RSCP Training Programme 2021 – 2022

Our new multi-agency safeguarding training programme has been launched.  Courses begin in September.  The Programme can be accessed via the link below.

Private Fostering

Do you know of a child who is being cared for by someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days?  Private fostering describes an arrangement when someone who is not a close relative cares for another person’s child under the age of 16 (18 if disabled) for 28 days or more.  A close relative is considered to be an aunt, uncle, grandparent, step parent or siblings.

Other family members such as cousins or great aunts are not classed as close relatives for the purposes of Private Fostering.  Private Fostering also includes families hosting overseas students being educated in the UK.  To notify the Local Authority about a private fostering arrangement in Redbridge, please contact the Child Protection and Assessment Team (CPAT) on 020 8708 3885 or by email  For more information view:

A free briefing on Private Fostering is available for all to attend on 15 November.  Find out more here.

New!  Safeguarding Adults Training

The Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board is facilitating free training on Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Neglect and Hoarding and Working Together to Safeguarding Adults.  Find out more on the Board’s website.

Pan London ‘Virtual’ Safeguarding Training Workshops

The London Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP) have commissioned three multi-agency ‘virtual’ safefguarding training workshops which are free of charge.  Click on the individual links to find out more and book a place direct via Eventbrite.

9 November

Infant Mental Health

9 December 

Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding