Child protection and safeguarding

1. Report a concern about a child

If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of a child, as a professional or a member of the public, you can report this online.

If you're a member of the public you have the option to remain anonymous.



Other ways to contact

You can also discuss any concerns by contacting First Response.

First Response Team
Telephone: 01296 383 962
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

If you need an urgent response outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0800 999 7677.


If a child is in immediate danger, call 999 or report a crime on 101.


If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse and would like to share your experiences or ask a question about an independent inquiry, please visit the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website.

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Last updated: 27 March 2020

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