The safety and welfare of all children - or safeguarding - is everyone's business. You could be a relative, neighbour, friend, parent, childminder, teacher or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people.
Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
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.