Worried About a Child or Young Person

This page tells you what to do if you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of harm.

If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance on 999. There are numerous ways to report concerns about a child. Information on how to report both emergency and non-emergency abuse and neglect of a child is provided here.

Emergency cases

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


Non-emergency cases

If you think that you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse, please tell someone. For non-emergencies, contact us using the following details: You can also use the following forms to report a concern: If you are concerned about a child and know that they already have a social worker, then please dial the direct contact number of the social worker. If you do not know the direct contact number, please call 01670 536400.

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

 

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 Onecall: 01670 536400, or click here for more on Early Help Assessments.

If you have other concerns around the safeguarding of a child.

Click here to see our pages about safeguarding.