Keeping children safe

What to do if you’re worried about a child.

Report a concern about a child

Contact details for the children's social care.

The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

We have a duty to manage allegations and concerns about any person who works with children and young people in their area.

Our vision for children and young people

Our strategic priorities for keeping children and young people safe. 

Statutory child death arrangements

The South West London (SWL) Child Death Overview Panel follows statutory guidance. 

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are considered 'Children in Need' and we support them accordingly.

Child employment

The youngest age a child can work part-time is 13, except children involved in areas where they will require a licence to perform.

Early Help Assessment Tool (EHAT)

Information about EHAT for professionals to coordinate support and help quickly. 

How we work with families

Read about how we deal with concerns and reports, child protection conferences and child protection plans. 

Looked after and leaving care services

How our specialist service supports looked after children.

Reviewing arrangements for our Children in Care Council

If you are a child or young person in care, you can have your say about how we deliver our services by completing this questionnaire.

Specialist Support workers (SSW)

The Early Help team includes dedicated specialist support workers. 

Sutton’s Children in Care Council (CiCC)

CiCC ensure that young people have a voice in the design of services that affect their lives and the lives of others in care.