Reviewing and updating our safeguarding procedures for Adults & Children is a priority for ELELS. These are kept under constant review with our existing policies, procedures and membership of the team (last updates in Sept 2020). Information about the ELELS Safeguarding Team can be found below, along with our Safeguarding Policy, links to other relevant guidance, our form for logging concerns, and key safeguarding contacts in Redbridge, Essex and our surrounding boroughs.

Our Safeguarding Team:

  • Lead: Josh Newham
  • Jonathan Young
  • Di Kamall
  • Sonia Muscovitch
  • Sharon Pinhas

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Below you can find key safeguarding contacts for the boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest as well as Essex county and Jewish Womens Aid (JWA)

Redbridge Safeguarding concerns

Redbridge Child Protection:

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board:

Report concerns to Redbridge Health and Adult Social Services on 020 8708 7333 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) or on 0208 553 5825 outside of these hours.

Report any concerns about a crime to the police on 101. In an emergency call 999

In the case of at risk children: Telephone - 020 8708 3885

Email -

Emergency Duty Team (EDT) – out of hours service

Tel: 020 8708 5897 (after 5pm and at weekends).


Essex Safeguarding concerns

Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board:

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board:

Concerned about an adult?    Social Care Direct 0345 6037630

If a child or young person is in immediate danger, call 999. If you're worried that a child is being abused or neglected, call us on 0345 603 7627. Out of hours or bank holidays, call the emergency duty team on 0345 606 1212. You can also report a concern on the Children and Families hub.

Waltham Forest Safeguarding concerns

WF Safeguarding Children’s Board

WF Safeguarding Adults Board:

If you have urgent concerns that you or someone you know (adult), is being abused or neglected, you can contact the safeguarding adults team at Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.

Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Otherwise, please complete our online referral form to raise a safeguarding concern.

If you feel that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm please call the police on 999 who can provide an immediate response.

Alternatively, you can contact your local police on 101 at any time.

If you don’t believe the risk requires immediate action, contact the Waltham Forest Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team to discuss your concerns:

Tel: 020 8496 2310 (Monday to Thursday 9am-5.15pm, Friday 9am-5pm), 020 8496 3000 (out of hours)

Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA)


Domestic abuse helpline 0808 801 0500 Mon-Thurs 9.30am-9.30pm

24-hour national domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247


The Dina Support Line number is 0808 801 0656

Mondays 10am - 12noon; 1pm - 3pm

Tuesdays 10am - 12noon; 1pm - 3pm

Thursdays 1pm - 3pm

Rape Crisis helpline 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30)

London Rape Crisis helpline 0808 801 0305

The Havens (London Sexual Assault Referral Centres) 020 3299 6900


JWA can help you:

•             consider your options

•             get immediate practical and emotional support

•             get advocacy and advice helping women plan for long term safety

•             access advice on welfare, legal and money issues

•             access a safe place to stay

•             get counselling for yourself and therapy for your children