Hillingdon Safeguarding Partnership is committed to supporting professionals in working with children and young people in Hillingdon. The following pages provide useful guidance, policies and procedures in key areas of safeguarding.
Hillingdon Council is launching a pioneering new way of working across its social care services in August 2021, to enable teams to intervene early and ensure that local families have fast access to a wide range of support services around the clock.
Hillingdon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a multi-agency team whose information sharing makes it easier for social workers to decide on the best type of intervention needed to protect the child and support the family, and means families get the right help quicker.
The Government's Prevent strategy aims to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Prevent Duty Guidance places a duty on schools, and child care providers, to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Young People's involvement in serious youth violence including drug distribution has links to organised crime and other risk areas, for example child sexual exploitation. It is recognised as a key area of safeguarding.