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.
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.
A guide for practitioners and managers in Sunderland to assist in identifying a child’s level of need
Download our child protection/child in need/child care concern referral form and return to email@example.com.