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Child Safeguarding – Child Abuse & Neglect

Child abuse

​If you have concerns about a child ring: 0345 8 503 503

You do not have to give us 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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Visit Wakefield Council’s website for more information.

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Wakefield YDSS is an subsidiary of WMDC Children and Young People (c) Wakefield Council 2013