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Child ProtectionSee More
When someone contacts us with concerns about a child we start our child protection inquiry process.
Child abuse is any action by another person, adult or child, that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child as physical abuse.
It's everyone's responsibility to ensure that children are safe. If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of harm then you should call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the Social Work Access team.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a crime of devastating and long-lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined, and this can be made worse when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive the support they need.
Violence Against Women and GirlsSee More
Women and girls often experience several forms of violence based on their gender including domestic abuse.
Adult Support and ProtectionSee More
Call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the duty social worker if you or another adult you know is at risk of harm. Call 999 if it's an emergency.
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