Information for People Working with Children
How to refer a child
Updated Oct 2019
If you are a worker with information or concerns about a child
Follow the London Child Protection Procedures and discuss the issue with your manager or the designated professional in your organisation.
The concern may also need to be discussed with a senior member of staff to clarify the seriousness and urgency of the situation and to assist in deciding the next course of action.
The senior member of staff may be:
- A manager/supervisor
- The LSCB representative in your organisation
- A designated member of staff with responsibility for safeguarding children,
i.e. designated nurse, doctor or teacher
Any discussions about a concern should be recorded by both parties and a referral should be made to Social Care.
Whilst a member of the public may make an anonymous referral, this is not an option for professionals, who are operating in either a paid or unpaid capacity.
Professionals must always disclose their professional role and contact details
If you would like to make a child protection referral, please contact:
The Brent Family Front Door
Tel: 020 8937 4300
If the matter involves an allegation against a member of staff:
You must also contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against staff.
For further information on 'Managing Allegations against staff, please go to the 'Responding to allegations that a trusted adult has harmed a child' page.