Lambeth Council

We are committed to the safety of everyone who lives, works or visits the area and we work with partners and local communities to make Lambeth a safer place.

Lambeth Community Safety Service

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • 020 7926 2733

Adult Abuse

We work in partnership to tackle the abuse and neglect of adults in care settings and their own home. This could include verbal, physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

To find out more about adult safeguarding check out the Lambeth website here.

If you think an adult at risk is being abused or someone is abusing you, telephone 020 7926 5555 (9am to 5pm) or 020 7926 1000 (outside office hours).

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is any intimidating or threatening activity that scares you or causes distress to you or your neighbourhood. It can impact on your quality of life and you do not have to tolerate it.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include verbal abuse, aggressive behaviour, noise nuisance, graffiti, or other criminal damage. If anti-social behaviour is affecting you and making you fear for your safety, report it so we can take action.

To report anti-social behaviour telephone 020 7926 4000


Child Protection

We provide a family support and child protection service for people who have been assessed as being ‘in need’ by social services. The service is made up of social workers and their support staff.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, telephone 020 7926 5555


Dangerous dogs

Unprovoked aggression from dogs is not a natural behaviour. Any dog can be dangerous if it is not kept responsibly.

To report a dog that is out of control and attacking people or is an immediate danger to people call 999

To report a dangerous dog, or if you have any information regarding illegal dog fighting or dogs being used in an intimidating way to assist crime, telephone the police on 101.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is based on power and fear and is committed by ‘loved ones’ in the supposed sanctity of the victim’s home. The victim is controlled by threats, physical and verbal abuse, intimidation and emotion.

Don’t suffer in silence. There are a number of organisations in Lambeth that exist to help people who have are currently experiencing, or have experienced domestic violence.

For more information, including a list of organisations who can help and how to contact them, visit

In an emergency dial 999 for the police

Environmental crime

Environmental crime includes offences such as littering, abandoned vehicles, fly-posting, fly-tipping, dog fouling and graffiti. Our team of grime busters investigate and reduce incidents of environmental crime and ensure they are responded to and dealt with appropriately.

To report an environmental crime, telephone 020 7926 9000 or e-mail


Hate Crime

Hate crime is pervasive and can be represented in may different forms such as disability hate crime (abuse of vulnerable persons), faith hate crime, gender identity hate crime (Transphobia), race hate crime and sexual orientation hate crime (Biphobia and Homophobia).

In Lambeth Hate Crime is investigated by the Lambeth Metropolitan Police Service Community Safety Unit (CSU) based at Brixton Police Station. The CSU also provide a wide range of advice and support services to victims of hate crime.

  • Telephone 020 8649 2065

Lambeth Council also have a Hate Crime Coordinator Mark Healey who has responsibility for the council’s hate crime remit.

In an emergency always call the police on 999

London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade will give a free home fire safety check to any Lambeth resident and will fit a smoke alarm where needed.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a scheme where groups of neighbours work with the police, council and other agencies to reduce local crime and disorder (and perception of crime) in a bid to make their neighbourhood a safe and better place to live, work and play.

  • Email

Public health and pest control

If you have a problem with pests and vermin including rats and mice, cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, or tropical ants, we can help.

We also help with threats to public health including the clearance of rubbish, dead animals, noxious matter, body fluids, rotting food and hypodermic needles. We also clear pigeon mess and undertake pigeon proofing.

Council tenants should contact their housing office.

Road Safety

We have produced a road safety guide for everyone living, working and travelling through Lambeth.

To order

  • Telephone 020 7926 0332
  • Email

Safer neighbourhood teams

Each of Lambeth’s 21 wards has a didicated safer neighbourhood police team to respond directly to resident’s concerns and work alongside local communities to reduce crime.

Sex and drug-related paraphernalia pick up service

Sex and drug-related paraphernalia harms our environment, encourages more crime and cause injury and disease. Please don’t attempt to clean up this kind of waste, as it can be dangerous. You should not touch it, hide it, let anyone else touch it or put it in a bin. If someone is injured by a needle, visit your local hospital.

If you are affected by discarded needles, used condoms or drug debris contact our rapid response clean team. Reported items will be cleared free of charge within 24 hours (on working days). This service operates in Lambeth’s parks and streets only.

  • Telephone 020 7926 8888

For clean up on estates, telephone 020 7926 1000 or email

Youth Offending

We work with children, young people, their families and the wider community to prevent offending by children and young people. We assist with:

  • Parenting Skills
  • Programmes for young people to prevent re-offending
  • Reparation to the victim of the offence or the community at large
  • Support for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol
  • Education with young people not in full-time education
  • Truancy

To find out more telephone 020 7926 2644

Find out more about Lambeth Council services

If you would like this information in large print, in Braille, on audio tape or in another language, please phone 020 7926 1000

Six Links follow to our about pages providing information on our key partners and back to the contact us page;

  1. Lambeth Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator
  2. Lambeth Metropolitan Police Service
  3. This page Lambeth Council
  4. Victim Support Lambeth
  5. Other Third Party Independent Services
  6. Back to Contact Us page