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Report a Concern

WORRIED ABOUT YOURSELF, A FRIEND OR A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON YOU KNOW? PLEASE CONTACT:

Hampshire Children’s Services: 0300 555 1384

Isle of Wight Children’s Services: 01983 814 545

Portsmouth Children’s Services: 0845 671 0271

Southampton Children’s Services: 02380 833 336

You do not need to know everything about the child or young person and what is happening before contacting us. If you are concerned, it is important that you talk to someone about this. Don’t ignore your concerns or delay taking action.

For further information on all services for children, young people and their families in Hampshire please see the Family Information Directory: www3.hants.gov.uk/familyinformationdirectory

IN AN EMERGENCY CONTACT THE POLICE BY DIALLING 999

The Interagency Referral Form can also be used to share information with your local office. More information on how to make a referral can be found here.

If you are unsure, the Hampshire Procedures Manual will be able to help guide you or the interactive Threshold Guidance which tells you which types of services a family may need to get support.

Alternatively you can call ChildLine for advice on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting www.childline.org.uk.

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What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners

CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE WORKING WITH CHILDREN?

If you have a concern about a member of staff working with children (in either a paid or voluntary capacity), please contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 01962 876364