UCLH works in partnership with the Camden Safeguarding Children Partnership to safeguard and protect our patients from harm & abuse.

Our safeguarding strategy requires all staff members within the Trust to work in accordance with the UCLH Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy with the underpinning values that:

  • Every child matters and the welfare of children is paramount
  • All UCLH staff share the responsibility to safeguard children and promote their wellbeing.

Staff are enabled to meet these requirements by; having access to support and help

from the safeguarding team, receiving training in child safeguarding at the

appropriate level and frequency and by the delivery of child safeguarding supervision

to key staff members who hold cases.

We work collaboratively with our multi-agency partners across London & beyond to prevent exploitation, abuse or neglect for people who use our services.

We equip our staff with the relevant training, knowledge, skills, and resources to enable them to respond quickly and appropriately to keeping our patients safe.

The UCLH child safeguarding team covers all elements of child safeguarding outlined in the Children Act 1989 and 2004 including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic abuse & criminal and sexual exploitation.

UCLH Trust adheres to its statutory duties in line with Section 11 of the Children Act 1989.

We work in partnership our colleagues such as the Adult Safeguarding team, Maternity Safeguarding team, The Lighthouse, Redthread and RESPOND.

Our Named Professionals are:

Our contacts are:

  • Child safeguarding advice ( Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm) 07984 389 643 paediatricsafeguarding@nhs.net
  • Urgent Child Safeguarding advice (out of office hours) – Paediatric Consultant Hotline via the UCLH Switchboard on 0203 456 7890
  • Maternity Safeguarding advice maternity.safeguarding@nhs.net / 020 3447 6105

Any immediate child welfare concerns should be reported to the Police on 999 or 101.