Safeguarding professionals information

For partner agencies to contact us for information for IMR, SCR and DHR requests please use the email link in the Contact us box on right hand side.


Our response to the review of 'No Secrets'

The Department of Health, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice have carried out a national consultation on the review of the ‘No Secrets’ guidance.

We submitted our written response at the end of January 2009.


Our response to the consultation on child maltreatment

A clinical practice guideline on when to suspect child maltreatment is being developed for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

We submitted our comments on 10 February 2009.

Declarations in relation to safeguarding


Following a review by the Care Quality Commission, all NHS trusts are now being asked to publish declarations of arrangements in relation to safeguarding.


Safeguarding declarations

In November 2009, following liaison with the Department of Health and Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS London asked all NHS Trusts to revise their safeguarding children declaration to include an expanded and detailed statement against specific criteria.

Please find our most recent revised declaration below:


Our most recent London Safeguarding Children Board Section 11 self-assessment can be found below:

Annual report

Sudden death of infants procedure

The London Safeguarding Children Board has issued guidance about a rapid response service for unexpected deaths in infancy and childhood. You can find this outlined in chapter 7 of the Government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (DCSF, 2006).  This procedure applies when a child dies unexpectedly (birth up to 18th birthday, excluding stillborn babies), or where there is a lack of clarity about whether a death of a child is unexpected.  

An amended London rapid response procedure, which covers the entire process, has been issued for consultation. For more information visit the London safeguarding children board website.

As a result we have amended some parts of our sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI) procedure to take into consideration the responsibilities of ambulance staff arriving at the scene.

Download the documents below to find out more about the amendments we have made and how this affects the role of our service.