Free advice on child safety

Local residents and people working with children can find out more about child safety and the children’s services on offer in Merton at Lavender Steers Mead Children’s centre on 24 September.

Merton Local Safeguarding Children Board is hosting an event for people to find out more about children’s safety, family support networks and children’s centres in the borough.

As a multi-agency forum, Merton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) agrees how local child protection services are planned, delivered and monitored in the borough. The board includes representatives from Merton Council, the Met Police, schools, health professionals, the youth service and many more, working across all sectors to ensure the delivery of effective child protection services.

On Thursday 24 September from 10am-12 noon, those working with children across the borough are invited to come along and meet various partner agencies who will be present with information and will be able to answer questions on how we are working to keep children safe in Merton.

The afternoon session, which runs from 1-3pm, is for families, with free activities for children up to five, along with opportunities to find out how Merton is working to keep children safe.

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Debbie Shears said “Child safety is an absolute priority for the council. The Local Safeguarding Children Board brings together the services and expertise of all professionals in Merton who are committed to putting the safety and needs of our children first.

“This day is an opportunity for residents to find out more about what Merton has to offer and the support available for children and their families.”

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Notes to editors:
· Lavender Steers Mead Children’s Centre can be found at Steers Mead, Mitcham, CR4 3HL

Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654