Get in touch

Do you have a safeguarding concern?

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young person, please contact Children's Safeguarding on 0191 561 7007. Please note, this number should only be used during the following hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5.15pm and Friday, 8.30am to 4.45pm.

If you are ringing out of hours (evenings and weekends) please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 0191 520 5560.

Are you a young person or a parent or carer?

If you are a young person or a parent or carer and would like to talk to someone in a particular service, please call our contact centre on 0191 520 5560 and they'll put you in touch with the right team.

If you are looking for information regarding our services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, you can find further details on the SEND Local Offer website.

Are you interested in fostering?

Our Fostering team are available on 0191 561 2223 or via email at

Are you interested in adoption?

Our adoption team are available on 0191 561 2221 or via email at

Where are we located?

We have a variety of locations across Sunderland. You can find the address and contact numbers for all our locations here.

Freedom of Information

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Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact our Communications team on 07780 227 728 or email 

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