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If you have any concerns...

Question ManWhat 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

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