Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      17 September 2019

New!  Barts Health NHS Trust local FGM Clinics

1.    Chingway FGM Clinic

Chingway Medical Centre

7 Ching Way, London E4 8YD

You can just walk in, or phone or email to make an appointment

Phone: 020 8430 7020   Email:

Fridays, every two weeks from 20 September,10am to 4pm
2.    Whipps Cross Hospital FGM Walk-In Clinic for non-pregnant women

Perineal Clinic, Area A, Outpatients building, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR

Last Monday morning of every month, 9am to 12noon


3.    Whipps Cross Hospital Lotus FGM Clinic for pregnant women

Antenatal clinic, Maternity building, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR

Last Wednesday afternoon of every month, 2 to 5pm

Countering Far Right Extremism Workshop – 8 October

The Prevent Team in LB Redbridge are hosting Small Steps, to deliver a Countering Far Right Extremism Workshop on 8 October, in Ilford.  The organisation is made up of former members of far-right organisations who have rejected violence and far-right narratives and now committed to exposing and eradicating this form of extremism in the UK.  The workshop will include the following:

  • identifying who the far right are and what they do;
  • potential dangers; and
  • practical tips on how to reduce extremism and create positive change.

The two hour workshop, being held from 09:30 to 11:30 on Tuesday 8 October 2019,  is free to partners and spaces can be reserved by e-mailing

LB Redbridge ‘Model’ Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Schools

The Local Authority have recently published an updated version of their ‘model’ safeguarding and child protection policy for use by Redbridge schools.  Please find link below:

LSCB changing to the Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP)

As part of the changes in local safeguarding arrangements under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, and the launch of the BHR Safeguarding Partnership, the Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) will be changing its name to the Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP).  Watch this space for more details!

Private Tuition – Guidance for Parents and Carers

At the beginning of this new school year, parents and carers will naturally have their child’s education on their minds and maybe already thinking about any exams they will be taking next summer.  If you, or someone you know, is considering using the services of a Private Tutor of Tuition Service for their child, please check out the information on our website and leaflet – link below.

Partner Training Programmes

We are always pleased to support publicising of our partner learning and development programmes which include safeguarding training.

The new LBR Early Years and Childcare Training Brochure for Autumn 2019 – Summer 2020 is available via the link below.  Courses specifically relating to safeguarding and child welfare can be found on pages 14 – 20 in the amber section.

The new RedbridgeCVS Training Programme 2019 – 2020 is available via the link below, and the safeguarding courses are at the beginning of the course schedule.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Children in Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge

Following the changes in legislative requirements for local safeguarding children arrangements in the Children and Social Work Act 2017, and subsequent publication in July last year of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, the statutory safeguarding partners (police, local authority and clinical commissioning group) across Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, have been working together to develop a new plan for going forward.  The plan, which includes the vision, shared safeguarding principles, tiers of activity, the partnership structure and plans for independent scrutiny,  is published below.   We look forward to working more closely across borough boundaries and providing an even more robust strategic oversight of the safeguarding of children and young people in this part of London.

Child Death Review System – Local Plan

The new local arrangements for implementing the Child Death Review (CDR) System have been agreed across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and are published below.

The above arrangements replace the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP).  For further information during the transition phase, please contact the CDOP Administrator via 020 8708 3455 or e-mail .

LSCB Safeguarding Priorities 2019 – 2020

At its meeting in May, the Board agreed the following safeguarding priorities as a framework for its work over 2019 – 2020:

  • Safeguarding adolescents;
  • Supporting school and other education settings;
  • Learning from practice; and
  • Learning from families.

You can read about each of these in the document below:

Give us your views on safeguarding children and young people

We have added two surveys onto our website, one for young people and one for parents/carers about their safeguarding concerns in Redbridge for children and young people. This will help to inform the work we do with our partner agencies to improve outcomes.