Duty & Advice Team

 

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What to do if you are concerned for the safety of a child

If you suspect that a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed then you have a duty to report it immediately.

If you are ever concerned that a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

Child abuse can have major long-term effects on all aspects of a child’s health and well-being. Children and young people are dependent on others for their survival and have a right to be protected and to have someone who will act on their behalf. If you are a member of the public you may first like to discuss your concerns with someone who works with children and families, such as your health visitor, social worker, school nurse or teacher (as all schools have a teacher responsible for child protection). 

Please act promptly!

To report a concern if you work with children or young people (either paid or unpaid):  

During office hours

Call the Duty and Advice team on 01484 414960 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Out of office hours

If the issue can't wait until the next working day please contact the Children's Emergency Duty Team on 01484 414933  and provide us with as much information as possible.

Contacting Kirklees Children’s Services Duty and Advice Team

To contact Duty and Advice please call 01484 414960

Duty & Advice Leaflet

View the document here.

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