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Safeguarding Children

The following services are available for support if you have Safeguarding concerns about a child or young person

  • If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of this happening you should contact the Family Operations Hub on 0345 603 7627.
  •  If a child is at immediate risk of harm phone 999 and ask for Police and an ambulance if a child has a serious injury or in need of medical attention.
  •  For help and support out of hours (5.30pm - 9.00am Monday - Thursday, 4.30pm Friday - 9.00am Monday and Bank holidays) contact Essex Social Care;
  •  Emergency Duty Team (Essex Social Care) 0345 606 1212 or 0300 1230 779
  •  Emergency e-mail Emergency.DutyTeamOutOfHours@essex.gov.uk
  •  NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000


If you are 18 years or under and after reading this feel you need confidential advice and support about a safeguarding issue that is affecting you, phone: 

NSPCC Child Line on 0800 1111
calls are free and confidential.



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