SMC Forum

Southwark Multi-agency Cuckooing Forum

‘Cuckooing’ occurs when the home of a vulnerable individual is unwittingly taken over within the context of exploitation, usually for the use, supply, storage and/or production of drugs and other criminal activities. It exposes the individual to numerous negative predicaments, consequences and risk. Cuckooing remains a live safeguarding issue in Southwark with a steady growth of cases in recent years.

The Forum brings together a range of relevant agencies and services to work in partnership to ensure those subjected to cuckooing are supported and safeguarded, and to identify contextual themes pertinent to the borough.

This webpage offers the Forum Terms of Reference, The Purpose-Specific Information Sharing Agreement (PSISA) and the Referral Form (Word format) for download.

The Forum can be contacted by email at cuckooingforum@southwark.gov.uk .