Child Safeguarding

Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 15/07/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

Covid-19 updates

In an update for GPs, the NCL safeguarding team has highlighted the need to be extra vigilant at a time when vulnerable adults and children may be isolated and not visible to professionals. Please continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to your local children and adult social care/domestic violence and abuse agencies, and consult your local safeguarding team for advice as required.

For the latest updates during the Covid pandemic, always check the NCL Covid-19 GP website


The Royal College of General Practitioners has issued advice on Covid-19 and safeguarding


NSPCC helpline: NSPCC is there for children, and its helpline service is open every day with free support for anyone who’s worried about a child; over the phone, via email or through an online form.

t: 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri/9am-6pm weekends)
e: help@nspcc.org.uk at any time
w: www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline


NHS Safeguarding app

  • Available to download here; Apple iOS and Android
  • The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens.

  • It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation and guidance across the safeguarding life course.

  • The app also provides information on how to report a safeguarding concern and even has a directory of safeguarding contacts for every local authority in England, searchable by region.


On-call Paediatric Consultants

RFH Paediatric Consultant: t: 020 7794 0500 bleep 1000
UCLH Paediatric Consultant Hotline t: 07803 853567
Whittington Paediatric Consultant t: 077796 940840
St Mary's Paediatrics A&E t: 020 3312 6666 Reg: 1202
Imperial College GP Advice Service t: 020 3311 6224

See the Downloads for supporting documents, including the 7-minute briefing (information about recognition for and services available for Young Carers).


Area specific guidance for Camden

For related education please see the Mandatory Training page.

Contact the team Monday to Friday for advice. You can call/email/leave a voicemail and they will aim to return your call within 48 hours.
For Children in immediate danger/requiring acute same day review please see further below.

Useful contacts

Named GP for Childrens Safeguarding
Dr Claire Agathou
e: claireagathou@nhs.net (please note, this is NOT for referrals but for advice only)
t: 07850 343738

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
Christine Jenkinson
e: christine.jenkinson1@nhs.net  
t: 07796 275297

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Dr Claire Taylor
e: clairetaylor5@nhs.net
t: 07736 070327


Area specific guidance for Barnet

Useful contacts

Named GP for Childrens Safeguarding
Dr Prashant Desai
e: Prashant.desai@nhs.net (Please note: this is NOT for referrals but for advice only)
t: 0208 449 2388

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
Caroline Loake
e: caroline.loake@nhs.net
t: 07887 633691

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Dr Paul de Keyser
e: Paul.dekeyser@nhs.net
t: 0208 216 5008 or 0208 216 5412


Area specific guidance for Enfield

Useful contacts

Named GP for Childrens Safeguarding
Dr Vip Thiagarasah
e: vip.thiagarasah@nhs.net (Please note: this is NOT for referrals but for advice only)
t: 07920 089 035

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
Christina Keating
e:christinakeating@nhs.net
t: 020 3688 28100 / 7770 435 261

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Dr Piyusha Kapilla
e: piyusha.kapilla@nhs.net
t: 020 8887 2000 (NMUH switchboard)

Designated Doctor CDOP
Dr Austin Isaacs
e: Austin.isaacs@nhs.net
t: 020 8216 460


Area specific guidance for Haringey

Useful contacts (awaiting contact details)

Named GP for Childrens Safeguarding
Dr Julie Thomas
e: juliethomas5@nhs.net (please note, this is NOT for referrals but for advice only)
t: 07740 427350; Available Wednesday and Friday by phone, other weekdays please email or phone but be aware I may not be able to reply the same day. For same day advice please ring Miranda Tapfumanei. 

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
Miranda Tapfumanei
e: m.tapfumanei@nhs.net
t: 07392317641

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Dr Bianca Lee
e: bianca.lee@nhs.net 
t: 07894300415


Area specific guidance for Islington

For related education please see the Mandatory Training page.

Useful contacts (awaiting contact details)

Children's Services Contact Team 
t: 020 7527 7400

Named GP for Childrens Safeguarding
Dr Alexandra Hirste
e: alexandra.hirst@nhs.net(please note, this is NOT for referrals but for advice only)

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
Marie Fitzpatrick
e: marie.fitzpatrick@nhs.net
t: 0203 688 2981

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Dr Katarina Harrise
e: katarinaharris@nhs.net


Services

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Dr Vipulan Tiagrarsah, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

GP for Safeguarding Children: Enfield

Dr Vipulan Tiagrarsah

Christina Lopez Pieg, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Childrens Safeguarding Lead: Enfield

Christina Lopez Pieg

Julie Thomas, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Childrens and Domestic Violence Safeguarding Lead: Haringey

Julie Thomas

Dr Paul de Keyser, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Designated Doctor: Barnet

Dr Paul de Keyser

Dr Prashant Desai, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Named GP for Safeguarding Children: Barnet

Dr Prashant Desai

Maria Daly, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Senior Safeguarding Administrator: Barnet

Maria Daly

Mary Smithers, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Named Nurse: Barnet Safeguarding Children Team

Mary Smithers

Dr Claire Agathou, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Named GP For Safeguarding Children: Camden

Dr Claire Agathou

Caroline Loake, clinical lead for Child Safeguarding

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children: Barnet

Caroline Loake


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Last updated: Oct 14th, 2021
Review date: Jul 15th, 2021