Sutton Health Safeguarding


Health Professionals can contact NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Safeguarding information and advice:

  • Sarah Galvin, Designated Nurse for Child Protection and Looked after Children
  • Tel: 020 3668 1200 
  • Email: 
  • Website:


To refer a concern about a child contact: 

  • Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) tel: 0208 770 6001
  • Single Point of Access (SPA) for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services tel: 0203 513 3800 


If you or your team or practice require online child safeguarding training please contact the LSCB training team: 

LSCB multi-agency child safeguarding training is available to all health providers in Sutton by following this link:

  • LSCB L&D programme link

 Newletter to subscribe to for child protection updates:

CASPAR weekly child protection update

Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCR) - all reports are published by the NSPCC library service and available online 

SCR national repository



Update 25.02.2019 Responding to harmful sexual behaviour in the health sector

The NSPCC, in partnership with NHS England, has produced resources to help those in the health sector recognise and respond to harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in children and young people. The resources include: guidance for frontline practitioners on how to assess whether a child’s sexualised behaviour is harmful and what action should be taken; an updated version of the HSB framework which helps local areas evaluate and improve their response to HSB; guidance for strategic leads in the health sector on using the HSB framework; and a statistics briefing on HSB. Although the resources are aimed at the health sector they may also be useful for those working in other sectors.

Source: NSPCC Learning:working with the health sector Date: 19 February 2019

Further information: Guidance on HSB for health practitioners  

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework (2nd edition) 

Completing the harmful sexual behaviour framework audit tool: a guide for designated safeguarding leads in health (PDF) 

Harmful Sexual Behaviour: statistics briefing

Read more on NSPCC Learning: Managing sexualised behaviour in schools: online courses 


Update 30.10.2017 Review of children's mental health services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a review looking at the quality and accessibility of mental health services for children and young people in England. Findings from the review, commissioned by the Prime Minister, include: the system is complex and fragmented - mental health care is funded, commissioned and provided by many different organisations that do not always work together in a joined-up way; children and young people expressed major concerns about how long they waited to access mental health support and that mental health care did not always feel person-centred and responsive to their needs; safety is seen as the greatest overall area of concern in specialist child and adolescent mental health services.

Source: CQC Date: 26 October 2017

Further information: Review of children and young people’s mental health services: phase one report (PDF)


Policy update 28.09.2017 Understanding current approaches to the prevention of child sexual abuse in healthcare settings

This seminar, organised by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), will be live streamed on 26 and 27 September 2017.

Source: IICSA


Policy update 04.09.2017 School nurses

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a toolkit for school nurses in the UK. The resource includes examples of good practice including the role of the nurse in safeguarding in schools.

Further information: RCN School nursing toolkit


Policy update 21.08.2017 Children and young people's mental health care and support

The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles to improve the care and support of children and young people with mental health problems across the UK. The principles include: a shared vision for children and young people’s mental health across all government departments; training and education for the whole children’s workforce in their role and responsibilities for children and young people’s mental health. 

Position statement on children and young peoples’ mental health (PDF)