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.
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