Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements – the Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP)

All organisations and professionals have a duty to keep children safe. The Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP) is a statutory body established by the key statutory partners – the local authority, health commission and police in Redbridge – under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023. It provides a local context for multi-agency safeguarding and sits under the RSAB & RSCP Joint Executive Group.

What do we do?

We are responsible for ensuring that all agencies who work with children and young people in Redbridge work together to promote the welfare and safety of children in the local area. We co-ordinate the work of local agencies and ensure that this work is carried out in an effective way.

How do we do this?

We work in partnership with local agencies to:

  • produce policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Redbridge
  • plan services for children in the local area
  • raise awareness of safeguarding issues in the community
  • monitor the effectiveness of the work that is done by local agencies
  • undertake Serious Case Reviews when a child dies or is seriously injured through abuse or neglect
  • collect and analyse data about all child deaths in Redbridge

The RSCP endorses and works within the London Safeguarding Children Procedures and Practice Guidance.

What should you do if you have concerns about a child’s welfare?

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please telephone Redbridge Council on:

  • 020 8708 3885 from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • 020 8708 5897 (after 5.00pm and weekends)

Alternatively, you may complete and submit a LBR Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF) Template to

Your concerns will be properly considered and acted upon by a senior officer.

For immediate help ring the police on 999.

More information on child protection is available on Redbridge Council’s website.

Contact us

Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP)


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