We are committed to working with our partners to investigate all levels of child abuse and ensure all children are safeguarded from harm. This section contains useful guidance and information for parents and guardians, professionals and children.
Are you worried about a child?
This section lays out some of most the common signs and indicators of child abuse and also provides advice on how to report it.
Who we are
The teams investigate allegations of abuse against children under 18 years of age, involving family members, carers or people in a position of trust.
Guidance for professionals
If you have any concerns for the safety and welfare of a child, it’s important you understand what your responsibilities are.
We have excellent links with national organisations. We continually seek to engage with communities to challenge practices which place children at risk.
Guidance for children
Whether you're concerned for yourself or a friend, it's important you understand what child abuse is and how you can stop it.
Operation Fairbank - Non Recent Allegations of Child Abuse
The MPS recognised the severity of the allegations, and the importance of understanding whether or not our officers had in the past acted inappropriately, therefore voluntarily referred the separate allegations to the IPCC.
Guidance for parents and guardians
Children use the internet as a way of life and it’s important that parents and guardians understand how to keep children safe online.
This section is designed to give you practical advice about choosing a nanny to look after your child. It will help you to make sure, as far as you can be, that your child will be safe with the person you choose.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships.
Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief
A training film aimed at all front-line professionals who work with children. This film, commissioned by the Metropolitan Police, advises how to recognise the signs that a child may be suffering, or is likely to suffer, abuse linked to witchcraft and spirit possession.