Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      21 September 2021

For guidance and support relating to COVID-19, please view the Council’s Coronavirus Information Hub.

Amber Project Safeguarding Awareness Raising Webinar

The Amber Project are facilitating a webinar on Wednesday 22 September, 10:30 – 12:30,  aimed at raising awareness of the link between child abuse, witchcraft and spirit posession. Full details can be found on the flyer below and bookings are via Eventbrite.

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:

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.

15 October

Pan-London Child Exploitation Operating Protocol

9 November

Infant Mental Health

9 December 

Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding


Keeping Children Safe in Education – Government Guidance 2021

The Government have published updated guidance for schools and colleges which came into effect on 1 September 2021:

The NSPCC have produced a useful briefing on the guidance which outlines the main changes:

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children – Government Guidance for schools and colleges

The NSPCC have produced a useful brifing on the updates to the guidance: