You can be the missing piece

Together we can tackle child abuse

The Department for Education has launched a national campaign to encourage everyone to come forward if they have concerns that a child is being harmed.

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.

All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.  A third of people who suspect child abuse, do nothing. A number of people do not act on their suspicions because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.

You don’t have to be absolutely certain about whether a child is being abused; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.

Information is usually gathered from many sources, and your report would form one part of a bigger picture. In 2014/15, more than 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help.

If you're concerned about a child here are the numbers to call:

During Office hours 0113 222 4403
Social Care
Emergency Duty team
(out of hours)
0113 240 9536
For Urgent action 999
To report a crime 101

 

DfE campaign Together we can tackle child abuse