​​Safeguarding children

NHS Greenwich CCG is committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and ensures that all organisations that we commission to provide services for, or work with children /or adults who have parenting responsibilities must:

  • Set clear priorities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are explicitly stated in all policy documents.
  • Ensure there is a clear commitment by senior management to the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. e.g. in job  descriptions and individual performance targets.
  • Have in place clear lines of accountability within the agency for work on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Have in place appropriate whistle blowing procedures and a culture that enables issues about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children to be addressed.
  • To have in place appropriate safeguarding children training and supervision.
  • Maintain accurate records of decision making and actions. 

For more information please contact the Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children on 020 3049 9002​ or 07880055383​

Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board


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he Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) is a statutory partnership which is responsible for coordinating the activities and functions of local agencies and organizations represented on the GSCB to safeguard the future of all children living in the borough. Visit the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board website​.

Child Death Helpline


The Child Death Helpline is dedicated to provide a quality Freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age – whether they are parents, grandparents, siblings, family members, friends or involved professionals.

The Child Death Helpline is staffed by volunteers, all of them bereaved parents. All of our volunteers are trained, supervised and supported by professional teams within Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. The helpline is a partnership between professionals and parents working together to provide a professional service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.  

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he line is confidential; a caller can talk openly about the child's life and death. Callers are given the opportunity to freely express their worries and emotions. Support is provided not only at times of crisis but also for on-going needs of callers over their lifetime.

The helpline is open every day of the year.

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm
  • Every evening 7pm to 10pm

Freephone helpline on 0800 282 986 or if calling from a mobile call 0808 800 6019.

Please visit 
Child Death Helpline website if you would like to find out more.