Our Safeguarding Team
The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Designated Safeguarding Lead / Child Protection Officer
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Lead (School Committee)
For urgent Child Protection / Safeguarding advice:
Please call MASH on 020 73645006 or email MASH@TowerHamlets.gov.uk:
the phone line is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays
outside of these hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 020 73644079
Towerhamlets Council Local Authority Officer (LADO): 020 73645000 / LADO@towerhamlets.gov.uk
What is Safguarding
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
You can find out more in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.