Concerned about a child?

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Everyone has a responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults who may be at risk of abuse. If you have a concern about the safety of a child then you should talk to someone immediately. 

Children's Safeguarding: Call 0191 520 5560 or email safeguarding.children@togetherforchildren.org.uk (secure email only)

Emergency Services: In an emergency, always call 999

Who can contact us?

Anyone can contact us including:

  • The person themselves
  • Family members
  • Friends and neighbours
  • Members of the public

What will happen next?

Anything you tell us will be kept in confidence, but we may need to share certain information to keep you safe.

We will listen to your circumstances and look at how serious the situation is before deciding how to respond.

Our first priority is to ensure you, and any other people who may also be at risk, are safe.

We will carry out a careful and sensitive enquiry to help decide what to do next. We will work together with all of the relevant organisations and give you information and advice.

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