If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999 or Emergency Duty Team on 01905 768020
If you have any concerns about a particular child or young person and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding, then please contact the Access Centre to make a referral to Children's Social Care.
Telephone: 0845 607 2000 (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm)Emergency Duty Team: 01905 768020 (Out of hours)
Fax: 01905 728744
Write to us at:
PO Box 585
If you are a professional the following information may be useful:
- Thresholds Guidance for Practitioners: Responding to the Needs of Children and Young People in Worcestershire
- Good referral example
- Poor referral example
- Step Down
Management of Allegations
Local authorities also appoint a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) whose responsibilities include the management and oversight of individual cases from all partner agencies if the allegation meets the thresholds.
Jon Hancock is the LADO for Worcestershire and is available for advice if you are not sure whether to make a referral.
Phone: 01905 752816