Frequently Asked Question

What will happen to the child and their family if I report a concern?

Your concern will be treated seriously and acted upon. We will make sure the child is safe. We may speak to the child and family to help assess the situation. We will check whether the child is known to us and what information is held. Once we have finished our enquiries there are a range of things which might happen. We may decide that no action is needed. We may offer the family support, or put them in touch with other agencies which can provide them with services. In some cases it may be necessary to take legal action to protect the child.