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Safeguarding children

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children. Children have the right to be kept safe from harm and protecting children is everyone’s responsibility.

If you suspect for any reason that a child is not being treated correctly, please contact the following:

In an emergency you must dial 999 for the police and/or ambulance service.

For non-urgent situations of abuse or neglect, the service you need to contact depends on the area where the adult lives.

Tel: 0300 123 4043
For further information, go to: Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children (links to Hertfordshire County Council website)

Tel: 0344 800 8020
For further information, go to: Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board website

Tel: 0345 603 7627
For further information, go to: Essex Safeguarding Children Board website

Tel: 0845 4600 001
For further information, go to: Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board website

Other useful publications and websites:

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a United Kingdom charity campaigning and working in child protection.

Child Line
A free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to and including 18 in the UK provided by The NSPCC. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, such as child abuse, bullying and sex.

Working Together to Safeguard Children
Sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
Provides best practice guidance for those who work with children in order to safeguard their welfare.

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