What can I do if I suspect a child or young person is being abused?

What can I do if I suspect a child or young person is being abused?

As a concerned member of the public, if you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer Significant Harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns. Any referral will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Worried about a child - report your concerns

Emergency: If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance on 999.

If you think that you or someone that you know has been the victim of abuse then please tell someone. 

You can report abuse and neglect by completing the form below, or you can contact us on 01670 536000 during office hours, or 0345 6005252 out of hours

 
Concerned about a child Report a concern about Hate Crime Domestic Abuse or antisocial behaviour Non-emergency: 

If this is a new referral then please ring:-

First Contact : 01670 536000 or send a written referral to: Childrenstriage@northumberland.gov.uk
If you know a child already has a social worker then contact them on these numbers:-
Children Social Care Teams
  • Central Locality 01670 536000
  • North Locality 01670 629400
  • South East Locality 01670 629600
  • West Locality 01434 611499
  • Disabled Children Team 01670 516131
  • 14+ Team 01670 622930
Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
All calls outside these hours please ring 0345 6005252

Early Help Assessments

To make a referral to the Early Help Hubs please send your referral to :- earlyinterventionhub@northumberland.gov.uk   
For enquiries about completion or registrations of Early Help Assessments please contact: 01670 536000

 

Non-emergency contacts

If there is no immediate danger or you need advice or information, you should contact the following numbers:

First Contact : 01670 536000 or send a written referral to: Childrenstriage@northumberland.gov.uk

If you know a child already has a social worker then contact them on these numbers:-

Children Social Care Teams

  • Central Locality 01670 536000

  • North Locality 01670 629400

  • South East Locality 01670 629600

  • West Locality 01434 611499

  • Disabled Children Team 01670 516131

  • 14+ Team 01670 622930

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
All calls outside these hours please ring 0345 6005252

Early Help Assessments

To make a referral to the Early Help Hubs please send your referral to :- earlyinterventionhub@northumberland.gov.uk   

For enquiries about completion or registrations of Early Help Assessments please contact: 01670 536000

Please click here to view a map that provides the details of boundaries of the locality teams 

If you are a professional who works with children, you should first discuss your concern with your manager or designated professional. If there are still concerns you should contact the numbers above.