Report a concern about a child

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.

Changes to Early Years placement requests for under 2s

The way you request an Early Years placement has changed.

If you're only requesting an Early Years placement, email us and we'll send you a referral form.

If you're requesting both an Early Years placement and Early Help, email us about the placement and complete the First Response online form to request Early Help.

Email us about Early Years placements at: