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 the CSCT Request for Service form.
We have provided the form in two formats in 'Downloads' - a Word document (DOC) and a fillable PDF. Please use the format most suitable for you.
Send your completed form to email@example.com
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 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team 020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team 020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team 020 7527 3355 - Social and Emotional Mental Health, SEMH 020 7527 3355 - Social and Emotional Mental Health, SEMH
222, 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.
- 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?
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
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.