Local authorities provide services for those residents within
their boundaries. If a GP wants to refer a child to children's social care, they need to refer to the service serving the area where the child resides. If a GP wishes to seek advice from
a local named GP or designated professional, they should contact the
professional representing the CCG to which the practice is linked (see
Up to date contact information for local children’s social care teams can be found on the LMC website. All GP practices should have up to date contact details for and named professionals within their practice safeguarding policies.