Safeguarding children

Information for anyone who is concerned that a child or young person may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Section 11 of the Children Act (2004), Places a duty to make "arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare" on a range of agencies, including District Council's.  This includes making arrangements to ensure that all council functions are discharged having regard to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children.
 

Report a concern about a child

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected you can report a concern about a child on the Essex County Council site.

If you are worried that there is an immediate risk of harm to a child then you should contact Essex Police.

 


Additional information

The Children and Families Hub continue to offer a consultation line for professionals providing advice and guidance. This can be accessed by calling 0345 603 7627 and asking for the 'Consultation Line'.