Adolescent Safeguarding & youth justice

The adolescent safeguarding work stream is led by the Greenwich Director of Children’s Services,  Florence Kroll. This priority is supported by a steering group comprising representatives from all of London’s sub-regions and a pan-London working group made up of all authorities who have chosen this as their priority theme.

The work group has identified a number of emerging priorities which will be further informed by the analysis of the self-evaluations that each of the participating authorities have submitted. A report on London’s adolescent safeguarding challenges and effective / innovative practice will form the platform for the programme of activity over the next two-years.

The self-evaluation guidance and template is available for download in the Tools, Templates and Useful Links box opposite.

Read our Adolescent Safeguarding 2021-2022 or click the below image.


Activities & Programmes

London Adolescent Safeguarding Oversight Board

The London Adolescent Safeguarding Oversight Board has been created to provide dedicated co-ordination and oversight of pan-London work to safeguard young people. The board will report to the London Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (LSCP) Executive.

For further details please click here.

Your Choice Programme Launch

Your Choice seeks to fill a practice gap by moving beyond understanding why a child may behave in a certain way to providing tools and techniques which practitioners can employ to help the child to keep themselves safe.

Your Choice will provide CBT additionality but work within the rich tapestry of existing theraputic delivery.

If successful, this ambitious programme will influence national and international practice and the programme therefore requires a robust evaluation mechanism to measure impact and outcomes of the approach.


Adolescent Safeguarding Emerging and Innovative Practice

Please click on the links below to see some examples, drawn from authorities' self evaluations, of where authorities have developed their practice to respond to their adolescent safeguarding challenges. It is hoped that this snapshot of developments across London can provide a platform which can be added to in the course of the LIIA programme (including by authorities who have not self-evaluated on adolescent safeguarding) in order to provide a repository for those involved in service development.

Learning reviews

Crest Advisory Serious Violence in Context Sept 2019

CSCB Vulnerable Adolescent Thematic Review - Feb 2019

VRU Work Programme - for sharing

Further resources are available in the password-protected Adolescent Safeguarding Members' area, restricted to current members of the LIIA Adolescent Safeguarding network