Every child has the right to grow up in a caring and safe environment. However, some children live in families that are having a difficult time and cannot cope with their problems, whilst others are deliberately hurt or neglected by adults around them. The council's children and families department has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare and safety of children in need in the borough. They aim to work with families where possible in order to do this.
What to do if you are worried about a child
If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect you should contact children and families on (020) 8825 8000 or the Police on 999 in emergency situations.