Safeguarding children and young people

safeguarding children and young people image Croydon Health Service NHS Trust has a statutory duty to ensure that the service provided to children and young people aged 0-18 yrs of age is effective and safe. This means that we ensure that our staff are able to recognise potential abuse and know how to respond when this is suspected.

The Trust has policies in place that offer all staff clear guidance on how to respond if they have concerns. All staff are expected to attend training commensurate with their role. We continually aim to meet recommended training levels and we report on this monthly.

Abuse to children may be physical, emotional, and sexual or neglect. To ensure that our work is effective, we liaise with partner agencies as directed through statutory guidance.

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of abuse, neglect or violence, please contact the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team on 0208 726 6000 which is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

If you have any urgent concerns which need an immediate response at night or on the weekend, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0208 726 6400.

Please contact the Children team on if you have any enquires or would like to know more.