If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.
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 on 0845 607 2000 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (Calls to this number will cost 5 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge).
For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:00 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact the Access Centre on 01905 768020.
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 766090