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Worried about a child?

If you think that a child may be experiencing neglect or abuse phone 020 7527 7400 at any time. 

Always dial 999 in an emergency.


You can also complete our request for service form, providing as much detail as you have

Request for service

Or come to our offices at 222 Upper Street, N1 1XR if you would prefer to talk to someone in person. 

You can speak to a teacher, head teacher, health visitor, school nurse or GP if you prefer. 

There is also a specialist police unit which you can contact by calling 020 8733 4286.

Child missing from school 

All children living in Islington aged 5 to 16 years must be in full-time education. If you know of a child who’s not attending school and isn’t being home schooled please complete an out of school notification form, available from useful documents. For more information, call 020 7527 3747 or email 

Children and young people missing from home 

If you’re thinking of running away from home or you know someone who is, call the Children’s Services Contact Team on 020 7527 7400 to speak to someone who will listen and can help. 

If you are the parent or carer of a young person who has gone missing, call the Metropolitan Police Missing Persons line on 0759 500 4082.

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