Child protection

Children and young people have the right to feel safe and well cared for and when a concern is raised we and/or the police have a responsibility to investigate.

It's everyone's responsibility to ensure that children are safe. If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of harm then you should call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the Social Work Access team.
When someone contacts us with concerns about a child we start our child protection inquiry process.
You can talk to an adult you trust or contact us if you're worried about the way someone treats you or if you don't feel safe.
Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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