If You Are Worried About a Child
If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.
Members of the public concerned that a child is in need of protection should contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30 pm.
For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:00 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact 01905 768020.
Professionals concerned that a child is in need of protection should make a referral.
Always use the levels of need (threshold) guidance to aid your professional judgement to decide what is right for the child
If You Are Worried About The Behaviour Of An Adult Who Works With Children
When an employee or volunteer has behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child this must be taken seriously and dealt with sensitively and promptly. All agencies are expected to have in place their own internal procedures for the investigation of such allegations to ensure that they are compliant with the local Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures.
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 843311