Safeguarding Children

The safety and welfare of all children - or safeguarding - is everyone's business. Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect.

For more information on help for children and young people affected by domestic abuse and Operation Encompass see the Rochdale council website

Concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse?

If you have concerns about the safety of a child please contact Children's Social Care on 0300 303 0440 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.45pm) or out of office hours 0300 303 8875.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police.

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Local advice

  1. Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub

    The Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub is Rochdale’s main front door or main point of access to children’s social care. All concerns regarding a child or young person suffering or at risk of significant harm should be reported.  
  2. Domestic Violence and Abuse - Where to find help

    In Rochdale borough, domestic violence and abuse affects thousands of adults and children each year. Here you can find advice, information and services for: Victims of domestic abuse Children and young people who are living with domestic abuse People who are worried someone might be living in…
  3. Stalking and Harassment

    Stalking and harassment is when someone repeatedly behaves in a way that makes you feel scared, distressed or threatened. There are different types of stalking and harassment and anyone can be a victim.  Stalking and harassment are offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.…

Local services

  1. Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (RBSCP)

    The safety and welfare of all children - or safeguarding - is everyone's business. You could be a relative, neighbour, friend, parent, childminder, teacher or doctor - or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people. Most children generally enjoy a happy childhood…
  2. Safeguarding Children Team Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

    The Safeguarding Team offers advice, training and supervision at both an organisational and multi-agency level. Their aim is to ensure staff have the knowledge and skills to fulfill their professional duty in safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm.
  3. Safe After School campaign

    The Safe After School campaign was launched to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities. Clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun, but it comes…
  4. Childline

    You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call us for free or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you're in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. If…