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Child Safeguarding – Child Abuse & Neglect

Child abuse

If you have concerns about a child…

Call Social Care Direct Free: 0345 8503 503 (A free and confidential phone line, open 24 hours a day).

Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)

Email Social Care Direct: social_care_direct@wakefield.gov.uk

This is a confidential service.  You do not have to give your personal details such as your name and address.

•  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, let us know, you do not have to leave your details.

•  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

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Wakefield & District Safeguarding Children Board

Visit Wakefield Council’s website for more information.

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