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Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT), Children's Social Care

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all services for children, young people, and families in Islington who may need extra help and support.

If you are worried about a child, please phone CSCT first:

  • 020 7527 7400

The services we offer include:

  • Family support in the community through

  • Support for children and young people who are at risk of getting involved in gangs, anti-social behaviour or crime

  • Health and mental health services

  • Children’s Social Care - services to protect and safeguard vulnerable children.

Referrals can be made to CSCT by downloading and completing our referral form.

Send your completed form to  

We have provided the form in two formats. Please use the format most suitable for you:

Where possible, please send any completed forms or any personal or sensitive information by secure email.

Who to contact

020 7527 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team
020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team
020 7527 3355 - Social and Emotional Mental Health, SEMH


Upper Street
N1 1XR

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The phone line will divert to the Emergency Duty Team at all other times.

Other Details

Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
Any child or young person in Islington who may be in need of services or who may be at risk of harm, and their families, parents or carers.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

You can contact us directly and ask for an assessment, or you may wish to ask your child’s school or children’s centre to complete an assessment. It may be that your child’s school or children’s centre can arrange any support that’s needed. With your consent, information is shared with professionals who may become involved with your family, so you don’t need to keep telling your story over and over again to different people. You can ask your child’s school or children’s centre to complete a referral form, or contact the CSCT. The first person you speak to might be one of our screening workers, who will take some basic details from you so we can decide which member of our team can best help you. Then you will be able to talk to a family support advisor, a youth worker or a social worker. They will tell you what will happen next.

Additional Languages
We provide access to interpreting services.
Record updated: 19/11/2021