About Richmond SCP

Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership

Local Partners in Kingston and Richmond have responded to the statutory changes outlined in the Wood Review by refreshing our local partnership safeguarding children arrangements. These arrangements are published in June 2019 and will come into full effect by the end of September 2019. The Partnership will now be known as Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership and will ensure that everyone working in Kingston and Richmond with children and their families, as outlined in Working Together 2018.


Please find our Safeguarding Arrangements here

Children Act 2004 Section 11 and Education Act 2002 Section 175 (c.32) outlines agencies that provide services to children and their family, including services they commission, must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Regardless of gender, age, disability, sexuality or race, every child is considered within the Partnership’s work and place great emphasis to ensure participation of children and young people, especially through hearing the child’s voice.

The following agencies are represented on the Partnership:

  • Housing Services
  • Adult Social Care – Richmond Council
  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust
  • Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Health Services (HRCH)
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Probation Services
  • Voluntary sector
  • Richmond College
  • Achieving for Children – providing children services to the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  • Local Schools
  • Legal Services
  • Lay Members
  • Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)