The welfare and protection of children and young people is everyone's responsibility.
If you suspected a child or young person was at risk of abuse, would you know what to do? If you are worried about a child in any way, we are here to help.
If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police directly on Tel: 03000 111222, and where in need of medical assistance also call an Ambulance (call 999).
If there is no immediate danger or you need advice or information see below;
If you want to discuss your concerns or need advice e.g. if you not sure whether your concerns are justified, you would like more information about issues like confidentiality or you would like to know what happens next (after you have reported your concerns), do one of the following:
- Speak to Northamptonshire County Council – Adult and Children’s Services Initial Contact Team on : 0300 126 1000 (extended opening hours)
Speak to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) at NSPCC National Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000
If you do not wish to give your name to the Adult and Children’s Services or NSPCC, you do not have to. If you do give your name, you can ask that your identity is not revealed to the parents/carer of the child concerned.
If you work with children and families and need to discuss or refer concerns please contact:
Northamptonshire County Council – Adult and Children’s Services Initial Contact Team
Call: 0300 126 1000 (extended opening hours)
Fax: 0300 126 8900
Also please see the inter-agency procedures and referral form below:
- LSCB Northamptonshire Procedures
- Multi Agency Referral Form (WORD)
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- Multi Agency Referral Form (PDF)
Useful safeguarding Information can also be found in the link below:
- Recognition and Referral of
Possible Child Abuse
A guide to safeguarding children in Northamptonshire
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
- NSPCC National Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000
- Childline Tel: 0800 1111