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Families and children's social care

9 May 2018

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected, or is at risk of this you should go to the Essex Effective Support website. 

If the child is at immediate risk of significant harm, then call the Children and Families Hub on 0345 603 7627 and ask for the Priority Line.

Out of hours (Monday - Thursday 5.30pm - 9am. Friday and Bank Holidays 4.30pm - 9am) 0345 606 1212


If there is an immediate risk of harm to a child then contact the police.

The Children and Families Hub continue to offer a consultation line for professionals providing advice and guidance.  This can be accessed by calling 0345 603 7627 and asking for the Consultation line.