It is important to raise a safeguarding concern about a child if you are worried that they are at risk or in danger. Find out more below.
What to do if you are worried about a child
If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance on 999. There are numerous ways to report concerns about a child. Information on how to report both emergency and non-emergency abuse and neglect of a child is provided here.
PLEASE NOTE FOR EMERGENCIES: If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance on 999.
If you think that you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse, please tell someone. For non-emergencies, contact us using the following details:
24/7 Onecall telephone: 01670 536400.
To report abuse or neglect of a child, click this link and complete the form
To report a concern about an adult, click this link
To report a concern about hate crime, domestic abuse, or antisocial behaviour, click this link
If you are concerned about a child and know that they already have a social worker, then please dial the direct contact number of the social worker. If you do not know the social worker's direct contact details, please call Onecall: 01670 536 400
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a professional who works with children, you should first discuss your concerns with your manager or designated professional. If there are still concerns, please complete this form. If you are a professional or Northumberland County Council employee who has concerns around abuse or neglect of a child, please also complete this form.
To make a referral to the Early Help Hubs, please send your referral to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For enquiries about completion or registrations of Early Help Assessments, please contact Onecall: 01670 536400.
More information about safeguarding children and young people can be found on the Northumberland County Council website here.