Details of the Lambeth Safeguarding websites.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding children, young people and adults means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which they feel safe and healthy.

Each local authority has a duty to do so and Lambeth Council is committed to working with the residents and all organisations in the borough, such as, the NHS, Family Doctors, Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, as well as all care providers and community organisations to achieve this.

Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Safeguarding a child or young person

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility, and the LSCB website is aiming to encourage the widest possible participation in the work of the local Safeguarding Children Board in order to make a real difference to children and young people in Lambeth.

Whether you are a person working with children and young people, a parent or carer, or a child or young person yourself - and you have a safeguarding question or concern, we hope to be able to help or point you in the right direction.

Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)

Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding Adults is everyone’s business. The Care Act 2014 made adult safeguarding a statutory (legal) duty for all professionals. Professionals must take action where there are concerns that an adult with care and support needs, is experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect, and who is unable to protect themselves from harm.

The LSAB website is for Lambeth residents, health and social care professionals and all organisations working with the people of Lambeth. It aims to give you information about Safeguarding in Lambeth, by setting out what adult safeguarding means and what you can do to get help.

The website also gives other relevant information about the Mental Capacity Act, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and provides information about the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board (set up in accordance with the law) which takes an overview of all safeguarding activity in the borough.

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How to report a safeguarding concern:

In an emergency, call 999