Worried about a Child in the City?


Children & Families Team

0207 3323621 / children.duty@cityoflondon.gov.uk


Outside 9am-5pm contact the Emergency Duty Team

0208 3562710  / emergency.duty@hackney.gov.uk

The City of London Thresholds of Need

The City of London Thresholds of Need offers guidance on a multi-agency, whole-system approach to assessment, prevention and intervention for children, young people and their families. The guidance supports the use of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF).  The document is based on a ‘Continuum of Need’ model.  This gives consistency for professionals, sets out a dynamic and needs-led framework which, when used effectively, can match the child or young person’s needs with the appropriate assessment and provision.  

Referral to the City of London Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For more information and practice guidance on how to make an early help or safeguarding referral and access to the City MASH referral form, click the button below

Child Abuse Concerns: Guide for Practitioners

Guidance to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take.