Single Point of Access (SPA) team
Achieving for Children's Single Point of Access (SPA) allows professionals and/or families to refer a child, young person or parent/carer that needs support in some way by contacting our SPA Team. The SPA is also the first point of contact for the Family Information Services (FIS) in each borough. Referral is made by telephone or e-mail via the Kingston or Richmond Council websites.
Merger of Kingston and Richmond SPA teams
Richmond and Kingston SPA teams merged as of 20th February 2017.
The location of the new integrated SPA is Guildhall 2, Kingston. The telephone number is: 020 8547 5008.
The old Richmond SPA number will automatically re-direct to the new number for a period of 3 months before it is disconnected.
Online referral pathways remain the same.
Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Kingston and Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) are statutory bodies which are responsible for ensuring that all agencies working with children, young people and families work well together to promote children’s safety and welfare. The boards coordinate the work of local agencies and check their quality to ensure children’s safeguarding is effective. Both boards are led by independent chair, Deborah Lightfoot.
Both LSCBs monitor and review child protection and child safety policies, procedures and practices. They coordinate and provide inter-agency training for staff across the boroughs who work with children and families. Their job is to have an overview of how effectively children are safeguarded and identify improvements where necessary. For this reason, the LSCBs are independent bodies that can check on the work of all organisations that working with children.
LSCB leaflet (opens a pdf)
LSCB leaflet (Korean version) (opens a pdf)