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Contact information

  • Schools Safeguarding Coordinator:

    For enquiries regarding safeguarding questions and issues in schools:
    Mr Apo ÇA─×IRICI - 020 7525 2715,


  • Southwark Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

    Duty - 020 7525 1921,
    Out of office hours - call the out of hours duty social worker on 020 7525 5000, option 3


  • Family Early Help Service (FEH):

    Duty number is 0207 525 1922 which will give four options:

    • General enquiries and signposting
    • Family Early Help Duty Manager for general advice including consultations around potential and new referrals and current casework
    • Education, Inclusion and Attendance support and advice including all enforcement activity
    • Parenting support and advice and information on parenting course and group work programmes

  • Allegations made against staff in schools:

    Local Authority’s Designated Officer (LADO): Eva Simcock - 020 7525 0689, LADO can also be contacted via

    There is also a duty system and one of the CP Coordinators in Quality Assurance Unit is on duty each day to deal with LADO issues when LADO is unavailable. Duty telephone number for enquiries/referrals is 020 7525 3297

  • LA’s Strategic Lead Officer for safeguarding in education services:

    Nina Dohel (Director of Education) - 020 7525 3252,


  • Southwark's Virtual School Head:

    Usha Singh - 020 7525 4076,


  • Private Fostering:

    To notify Southwark Council of a private fostering arrangement: 020 7525 1921,

    Advice about whether there is a need to notify the council can be obtained by calling 07539 346808 or sending an email to
  • Domestic Abuse - Solace in Southwark

    Solace is Southwark Council's support and service provider, offering free and confidential support for women and men aged 16 or over who are survivors of domestic abuse - 020 7593 1290,