Child Safeguarding

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


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: childsafeguardinggp.camden@nhs.net  
t: 07928 819674

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

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.


Area specific guidance for Barnet

For specific policies and guidance relating to the Barnet area, please visit our Child Safeguarding page. You can also find useful links, videos and training information on this page.


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