4. Keeping Yourself Safe

What is Abuse?

The Government has published two guides for young people to explain what abuse is and how to keep children safe. These are based on 'Working Together' and the guides explain how adults and professionals are expected to work together to protect and safeguard children.

The NSPCC has lot of information about abuse and keeping yourself safe:NSPCC Childline video

Lawstuff Coram Children’s Legal Centre has launched Lawstuff, a website to help children and young people to find out about their rights.

Concerned about a Child?

  • If you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
  • If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999 and ask for police assistance. 

The Local Authority Designated Officer for managing allegations or safeguarding concerns against staff can be contacted on 01225 396810 Monday – Friday in office hours.