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How to report a worry or concern
How to report as a parent?
How do parents report a safeguarding concern?
If you believe that a child is in imminent danger please contact the police - dial 999.
How to report to Children's Social Services?
Child protection referrals will be made via the MASH duty desk, via:
- Merton - 020 8545 4226
- Croydon - 020 8726 6464
- Sutton - 020 8770 6001
- Lambeth - 0207 926 3100
- Wandsworth - 020 8871 7899
Making an early help referral to social services
Early Help referrals will be made if there is not an immediate safeguarding concern via the LA Early Help referral system:
- Merton - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Croydon - email@example.com
- Sutton - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lambeth - email@example.com
Merton has a Local Safeguarding Partnership (Merton Safeguarding Children’s Partnership). It has links to local child protection policies and procedures, training, publications and links to other relevant websites and good practice in child protection and safeguarding.
How to report radicalisation and extremism?
The Merton Lead is Ms. Willis and Merton’s Prevent Police Officer is PC Kendrick who can be contacted via Prevent@merton.gov.uk or on 020 8545 4226/4227, 0208 649 4038.
How to contact the LADO?
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is John Shelly. There is a duty system and one of the CP Coordinators in the Quality Assurance Unit is on duty each day to deal with LADO issues. The duty telephone number for all LADO enquiries/referrals is 020 8545 3633 or they can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to contact Merton’s Virtual School?
The Head Teacher for Merton’s Virtual School (VS) is Karen Reid. The VS provides support and challenge to all those who work with LAC and Care Leavers to promote their educational achievement and to make sure they reach their potential. You may contact Karen Reid on email@example.com or 020 8454 4196. For the contact details of the VS Head Teacher’s in other London Boroughs please visit this link.
How to report as a student?
Students can speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team or any member of staff. All staff have annual and regular safeguarding training led by the DSL.