How to report a worry or concern
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?
A referral should be made for Merton residents to:
020 8545 4226 / 020 8545 4227 or out of hours - 020 8770 5000
More information about safeguarding children and young people in Merton can be found on the Merton Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) website
Early Help referrals will be made if there is not an immediate safeguarding concern via the LA Early Help referral system: Merton email@example.com
A referral should be made for Croydon residents to:
020 8255 2888 for urgent child protection matters
0208 726 6464 for SPOC consultation and advice for non-urgent cases
0208 726 6400 for out of hours
More information about safeguarding children and young people in Croydon can be found on the Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) website
Early Help referrals will be made if there is not an immediate safeguarding concern via the LA Early Help referral system: Croydon firstname.lastname@example.org
A referral should be made for Lambeth residents to:
020 7926 5555 for urgent child protection matters
More information about safeguarding children and young people in Lambeth can be found on the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) website
Early Help referrals will be made if there is not an immediate safeguarding concern via the LA Early Help referral system: 0207 926 9079 / email@example.com
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 Teachers in other London Boroughs please visit this link.
How do students report a safeguarding concern?
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.