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Children's Services Contact Team, 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 the Contact Team in the first instance.

The services we offer include:

  • Family support in the community through our children’s centres and Families First

  • 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.

Non-urgent referrals can be made to CSCT by downloading and completing our referral form. Send your completed form by secure email to

PDFRequest a service referral form (PDF)

Please do not send any completed forms or any personal or sensitive information by email unless it is sent securely and is encrypted.

Who to contact

020 7527 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team
020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team
Request for service form


Upper Street
N1 1XR

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The phone line is open 24 hours a day.

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: 25/11/2020