All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk. The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically and/or emotionally or due to neglect.
Safeguarding and CP concerns
If you feel that a child is at risk of harm you must refer the child to the Children's Services Initial Point of Contact (IPOC) team, if you already have an EHA please do this through the EHITS service referral function, if not you will need to phone 020 8871 6622 to make the referral and you will be asked to follow this up within 24 hours with and EHA*. Clearly state what you are asking the service to do and ensure that you have consent from the parent or young person to share the EHA with the proposed service.
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