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Latest news about the Wandsworth Child Safeguarding Partnership.



We are excited to share with you our latest edition of the Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) newsletter:

Inside this issue:

  • Making A Difference (sharing good practice)
  • WSCP Annual Conference
  • WSCP Key Priorities 2022 – 2023
  • New Guidance
  • Inter-Agency Escalation Policy
  • Learning from LCSPRs

Previous editions

If you have any questions, or wish to request a previous edition not available on our site, please call the WCSP administrator on 020 8871 7401. 

Latest news

A day in the life of Wandsworth's social work team

In May 2023, journalists from Community Care spent a day shadowing practitioners at Wandsworth children's services, to gain an insight into their experiences.

Final Serious Violence Duty Statutory Guidance December 2022

This guidance is issued by the Secretary of State as statutory guidance under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (“the PCSC Act”) and has been produced to support organisations and authorities exercising functions in relation to the Serious Violence Duty.

Wandsworth Children’s Services rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Wandsworth Children’s Services have received a glowing report for the way we help and support children across the borough and have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

The report notes that:

  • Wandsworth is 'committed to improving the lives of children'
  • Children are at the centre of the council’s ethos and approach
  • The vast majority of children receive the right support at the right time
  • Social workers are tenacious and creative in their endeavour to build and develop trusting and meaningful relationships with children

Inspectors were impressed with the 'healthy culture' within Wandsworth Children’s Services and highlighted that 'support, challenge, appreciation and kindness' were seen and heard in every conversation with a range of staff, managers and senior leaders.

You can read the Ofsted report in full.

A warmer welcome - an enhanced offer for children and families

During the cost of living crisis Wandsworth Council are offering Warm Spaces. These are local places where families and their children can come for free. These buildings offer a warm, safe, welcoming place where hot drinks and food are being served alongside a range of activities to support families.

Find out more about the spaces in Wandsworth's Cost of Living Hub.

Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse: Executive summary

This report is the final statutory report published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (the Inquiry). It sets out the main of the inquiry and makes recommendations for reform.

View the executive summary

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Phase 1 of the independent national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s national review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs in residential settings has been published today, Wednesday 26 October.

Read the report on Safeguarding children with disabilities in residential settings.

If you have any questions or if your local authority receives any press enquiries about the report once it is published, please direct them to the Panel’s mailbox at

Family Safeguarding

Family Safeguarding has launched in Wandsworth! We are proud to be the first London borough to launch this new way of working.

Home Office update

View the latest Home Office child safeguarding quarterly update. This contains:

  • A request for your assistance in recruiting new participants for the Home Office Young People’s Board in England
  • Information on Border Force's annual Safeguarding and Modern Slavery Event that was held in November 2021

Child deaths: letter from Chair

Letter from the Chair of WSCP to all staff regarding recent high profile child deaths. Read letter sent by Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership