Our work with professionals and volunteers

An overview of key issues for adults who work with children and young people.


The WSCP is responsible for coordinating local agencies in safeguarding children and has a responsibility for monitoring the safeguarding work undertaken with children in Wandsworth in order to identify areas for development.

This section is about sharing information in order to help and assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

WSCP priority areas

To set our priorities, we consider local needs and information gathered from our dataset, local learning based on multi-agency audits and reviews, and key issues identified by professionals working with our children and young people in the borough. We also gave consideration to regional and national learning and key areas of priority identified in these forums.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

The Department for Education has revised Working Together (2015) guidance in August 2018. View the most up to date version forĀ Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Corporate parentingĀ 

As a corporate parent of children looked after (CLA) the Council has a statutory and special responsibility for their wellbeing. Like any good parent the Council should put the needs of its own children first. That means being a powerful advocate for them to ensure that their needs are met in the best way possible and prioritising access to its resources.

Read more about our corporate parenting responsibilities.

Further help

How to respond to issues affecting young people, including exploitation, bullying, running away and eating disorders.