The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

About us


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Welcome to the Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Our aim is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Barnet, and to achieve this we work collectively to improve safeguarding practice and respond to local issues.

We welcome professionals, volunteers, parents, carers, and - most importantly - children and young people to our website. We hope the different sections help you to understand our work and provide useful information about local services and how to tackle abuse and neglect. 

Our vision

Our vision is to enable children, young people and families to thrive and achieve, and a core part of our approach is to foster resilience. We aim to create a Family Friendly Borough, a place where children and young people excel and enjoy living.

We bring together a broad spectrum of organisations in Barnet who work with children and young people and our new board structure has allowed us to collaborate more effectively with a range of partners. We strive to work closely with children and young people, as well as practitioners and volunteers in Barnet, to hear their views and experiences and use this to shape our priorities.

Our purpose is to support and enable local organisations and agencies to work together in a system where:

  • children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted
  • partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children
  • organisations and agencies challenge appropriately and hold one another to account effectively
  • there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threats
  • learning is promoted and embedded in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and implement changes to practice which are shaped by the experiences and concerns of Barnet children and families
  • information is shared effectively to facilitate more accurate and timely decision making for children and families.

The statutory safeguarding partners in Barnet      

David Pennington  Director Safeguarding , NHS North Central London ICB

John Hooton Chief Executive, London Borough of Barnet

Tony Bellis Detective Superintendent, Head of Public Protection, NW BCU, Metropolitan Police. 

We coordinate our activities through our board structure which involves all our local partners. To find out more about what we do, please take a look at our annual reports and multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. 

We have recently undergone our first annual independent scrutiny. Please find the report, produced by our Independent Scrutineers, here which outlines our effectiveness 

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about the work of Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership please drop us an email at

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