Child Safeguarding Statements

Strengthening Accountability

Child Safeguarding Statements have been introduced by the CHSCP to strengthen safeguarding leadership across all local organisations that work with or come into contact with children.  They are a simple, yet powerful tool that can help promote transparency and provide a focus on how we collectively safeguard children.  They can also help provide parents, carers and children themselves with reassurance that organisations / settings are safe, that risks are actively considered and that appropriate arrangements are in place to help and protect children from harm.


For information about how to complete a Child Safeguarding Statement and what else your organisation needs to do, please read the guidance available at the link below. Sample Child Safeguarding Statements (of three fictitious agencies) have also been created to help you see what one should look like.  

If you have any further queries on completing the Child Safeguarding Statements please contact Sandra Reid, Business and Performance Manager ( who coordinates this activity on behalf of The CHSCP. 

Sample Statement

Sample Statement

Sample Statement

Index of Local Child Safeguarding Statements


City of London - People Services

City of London Police

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Hackney Children and Families Services

Hackney - Community Safety

Hackney CVS

Hackney Education

Hackney Housing

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Care Board, NHS NEL

Metropolitan Police Service (Hackney BCU)

National Probation Service

Public Health