East London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to Thinking Family which entails putting the needs of child and adult service users, carers and their families at the heart of everything we do. We aim to help families receive the support they need, to minimise the risk of harm and to take appropriate and effective action when abuse or neglect has occurred or is suspected. 

Click here for more on Domestic Abuse
Click here for more on Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding children is part of everything the Trust does.

All Trust staff, whatever their role in the organisation, have a legal duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (unborn up to 18th birthday).

The Trust has a corporate Safeguarding Children Team to support mental health directorates in City and Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton, addictions services in Bedfordshire and a Wellbeing Service in Richmond. It also has a Safeguarding Children Team to support Community Health Services in Newham.

The Trust is an active member of six local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) – those in City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton and has representation at their executive boards and sub-groups.

Please click here to find Inspection Reports.

Safeguarding Children Organisational Chart

Induction Pack for Safeguarding Children

Trust Safeguarding Children Lead

Agnes Adentan, Associate Director for Safeguarding Children

Tel: 020 7059 6584
Mob: 07930 618960
Secure e-mail: agnesadentan@nhs.net
Team e-mail:  elt-tr.safeguardingchildrenteam@nhs.net

Borough Specific Information and Services

Bedford Borough Council
http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/children__young_people/safeguarding_children_board.aspx
Central Bedfordshire Borough Council
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/safeguarding/default.aspx
City of London Corporation
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/children-and-families/Pages/default.aspx
London Borough of Hackney
http://www.hackney.gov.uk/children-and-families.htm 
London Borough of Newham
http://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Category/Safeguarding-children.aspx
London Borough of Richmond
http://kingstonandrichmondlscb.org.uk/ 
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/health_and_social_care/children_and_family_care.aspx
Luton Borough Council
https://www.luton.gov.uk/Health_and_social_care/safeguarding_children/Pages/default.aspx

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