If you are a child and are being abused or if you have concerns that a child or young person may be being abused please
Children and Young Peoples Advice and Referral Team on 01782 235100
(office hours 0830 to 1700)
Emergency Duty Team 01782 234234
(outside office hours 1700 to 0830)
In an emergency, you can dial 999 and ask for the police.
You should only call 999 in an emergency, for example, if you are in immediate danger and need help straight away because someone is hurting you, or going to hurt you.
Or you can call a national helpline number (free of charge):-
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub 101
We've developed this website to help children, young people, parents, carers, concerned adults and professionals to access advice and support to prevent abuse and protect our children.
The Safeguarding Children Board (SCB) together with all partner agencies oversee the work that takes place in our city to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect. It helps to co-ordinate the way in which support services are delivered to those who need them.
I hope you find the site a useful resource to understand the purpose of the SCB, its structure and membership, as well as providing information to safeguard children and young people in our community.