London Safeguarding Children Procedures News


London Safeguarding Children Procedures and Practice Guidance

Updated: 31st March 2022

Welcome to the 7th Edition of the London Safeguarding Children Procedures. As you will have noticed, after almost 20 years, the name has changed and so have the menus. We hope that you will find it easier to find what you are looking for. There is also some additional guidance on how best to search the procedures if the new menu structure doesn’t help.

Thank you to all of those who completed the questionnaire and / or attended one of the focus groups in the autumn of 2021. We now have a long list of updates and additions to be made to the procedures as well as further changes to the way that they look. Some of the latter will have to await the launch of a new web-interface in the autumn of 2022.

Regular users of the procedures may need to re-fresh links to specific sections of the procedures that they use most frequently. However, you should still be able to use both “London Child Protection Procedures” and “London Safeguarding Children Procedures” interchangeably until September 2022.

In this update to the procedures, we are pleased to be able to finally publish guidance on Information Sharing. This sets out the legal bases for sharing information to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and the limitations of relying on consent. Also included is updated guidance on Pre-Birth Assessments and updates on the management of Allegations and Concerns Against Staff or Volunteers (People in Positions of Trust), who Work with Children. For full details of the changes, see the link in the news section on the home page.

Six Monthly Updates:

The London Safeguarding Children Procedures are normally updated on a 6-monthly basis. The most recent update took place on 31st March 2022 and the changes can be viewed in the section Amendments & Archives. The next update will be the 30th September 2022 - or the nearest working day. Any comments or suggested changes for this update should be forwarded to Alison Renouf, London Safeguarding Children Partnership Manager ( for the London Safeguarding Children Partnership, by 1st August 2022.

The Editorial Board is chaired by: Henrietta Quartano Senior Assistant Director, Children's Safeguarding & Social Care, Royal Greenwich.

The Editorial Board is supported by:
Steve Liddicott, consultant for the review of the Procedures.

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