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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children and young people in Barking and Dagenham is the responsibility of all professionals. The joint chief inspectors report 2002 was the first to outline the duty to safeguard as “Arrangements to take all reasonable measures to ensure that risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised”. 

Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (2018) defines safeguarding as

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes 

Safeguarding children and your GP practice

Although safeguarding children is the responsibility of all, GP practices and their staff are required to identify and share concerns about the welfare and protection of children appropriately with other relevant agencies, and in the case of significant harm to refer those concerns to Children’s Social Care (NICE, 2009).

All practices have been provided with a safeguarding handbook which includes all the necessary safeguarding information and contacts that practice staff  and GPs require. This is updated annually. 

How to report a concern

If you have concerns for the safety of a child, please contact the relevant  safeguarding children team as provided below.

If it is an emergency and you think a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.

Barking and Dagenham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) – 020 8227 3811

Out of hours and weekends)– 020 8594 8356


More information can be found on the Safeguarding at risk children's page on the London Borough of Barking & Dagneham website.

Page last updated 11 June 2020