Report a concern about a child

If you have any concerns about a child or young person please do not leave it to someone else to deal with, particularly if you think a child is being neglected or abused.

If you’re concerned about the well-being of a child contact the First Response Team on 0117 903 6444

When our offices are closed call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.

Reporting a child at immediate risk

If the child is at immediate risk call the Police on 999.

Other numbers you can call:

  • NSPCC 24 hour Helpline: 0800 800 5000 (free from a landline)
  • NSPCC Asian Languages Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from a landline)
  • NSPCC Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
  • Police: 101 (non-emergency calls)

For professionals working with children

Anyone who works with children has a role in safeguarding and child protection.

Fill in the First Response online form if you’re concerned about a child.