If you have any concerns...
What should I do if I think a child is being abused?
There are different types of abuse. These include:
Physical Abuse - such as hitting and shaking.
Neglect - such as not being properley fed or medical needs not being met.
Sexual Abuse - including innapropriate sexual behaviour, language and assault.
Emotional Abuse - e.g. when a child is constantly criticised or humiliated.
Who has the responsibility to protect children?
We all do. Whether we are: Family, Friends, Neighbours, members of the public or people who work with children and young people.
'What to do if you have concerns' Flowchart
If you suspect a child is being abused, please call The Contact Centre on 01744 676600.
If you wish to talk to a Social Worker you will be put through to the First Response Team.
*The LSCB doesnt not recieve referrals - If you wish to make a referral please contact the Contact Centre/Front Door as above*
Or outside normal office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 050 0148
Children at Risk of Sexual Exploitation
- Sexual Exploitation - CSE1 Referral Form