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Report a concern about a child

You may want to report a concern if you:

  • are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child
  • suspect neglect or abuse
  • would like to report an incident

You can find out more about the signs of abuse and neglect on the NSPCC website.

Call Essex Safeguarding Children Board on

0345 603 7627

This phone line is monitored Monday - Friday 0930-1730

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.

If in doubt, call 0345 603 7627

Even if you are not sure whether the Council need to be aware, or whether it's serious or not, call us.

We are best placed to decide whether it warrants further investigation.

For professionals

Access Essex Safeguarding Children Board guidance.


Report a concern about a child
Report a concern about an adult
Abuse and neglect
Domestic abuse or violence
Deprivation of liberty safeguarding


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