Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      30 November 2021

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New!  Webinar – Rights and Needs of Child Survivors of Domestic Abuse – 1 December 2021

This webinar will focus on the rights and needs of child survivors of domestic abuse. With a range of expert speakers and an opportunity to ask questions, this webinar will give you an insight into the best practice in working with child survivors, how children’s rights have changed with the new Domestic Abuse Act and how we can make services that meet the intersectional needs of child survivors.  This webinar is part of the Ascent Partnership Funded by London Councils.


RSCP Newsletter – Autumn 2021

The Autumn edition of our newsletter is now available to view via the link below:

Private Fostering – do you know what this is and what your responsibilities are?

Private fostering is when a child under 16 (or under 18, if disabled) lives with someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days.  Close relatives include the child’s parents, step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts, whether by blood or marriage. If you are a cousin, great aunt, great uncle, a friend of the family or if you are a host family to overseas students then you are NOT a close relative to the child.  A private foster carer may be a friend of the family, the parent of a friend of the child or someone unknown to the child’s family.  Private fostering may take place, for example, when:

Private fostering may take place, for example, when:

  • children are sent to the UK from abroad for schooling or healthcare
  • young children are taken in by a friend’s family, following separation, divorce or arguments at home
  • a teenager lives with the family of a boyfriend or girlfriend

A Private Fostering arrangement should be reported to Redbridge Children’s Services via the MASH (  020 8708 3885)  who will allocate this to CPAT for a C&F Assessment to be completed. Private foster carers are legally required to notify their local authority. If they intend to foster privately for more than 28 days, they must notify the Local Authority a minimum of six weeks before the child is due to join them, or immediately if a child arrives suddenly.  For more information view:  A free briefing on Private Fostering is available for all to attend on 15 November.  Find out more here.

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 began in September.  The Programme can be accessed via the link below.

Safeguarding Adults Training

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

Pan London ‘Virtual’ Safeguarding Training Workshops

The London Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP) have commissioned a free multi-agency ‘virtual’ safefguarding training workshop  on 9 December 2021.  Click on the link below to find out more and book a place direct via Eventbrite.

Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding – 9 December 2021