Concerned about a child's safety?

If you're concerned that a child or young person is being (or is at risk of being) abused or neglected, report it appropriately.

If you think a child is in immediate harm or need medical attention

  • Call 999

If you are concerned a child may be at risk

If a child is being bullied at school

  • Talk with their school and ask for their support/help with the bullying.
  • Visit Childline's website, where you can find out about bullying, abuse, safety and the law.

If you're worried about someone who is working with children

  • Speak with the person's manager about your concerns. They will contact the local authority within 1 working day of being informed of the risk and take appropriate action. 

If someone has acted inappropriately online

If you are a professional and wish to make a referral

Useful websites

Page last updated: 29 Jul 2021