Report a concern about a child

If you're worried about a child, let us know.


Contact Children's Social Care

If a child or young person is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999.

If you're worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child, call the children's line on 0345 603 7627. This phone line is open Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5:00pm, and Fridays 8:45am to 4:15pm.

For out of hours or bank holidays, call the emergency duty team on 0345 606 1212.

It's quicker for you to get in touch with us on the phone, but you can fill in our online Request for Support form if you prefer. Help on filling out the form can be found on our examples and guidance page.

You may want to report a concern if you:

  • are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child
  • suspect neglect or abuse
  • would like to report an incident
  • are a child or young person who needs support

Find out how to report a concern about a child, whether you're a professional or volunteer, a member of the public, or a child or young person.