Child protection and safeguarding

Useful contacts

For parents/relatives

If you are a parent/relative involved or affected by the child protection process and you require independent support you can contact:

The Family Rights Group
This organisation offers independent advice to families whose children are the subject of a child protection investigation or conference.

Freephone: 0800 731 1696
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 1.30pm-3.30pm

For children

If someone is hurting you and you want help you can contact children and families directly on (020) 8825 8000. Alternatively, you can speak to a police officer, teacher, health visitor or doctor.

The following organisations can also help:

NSPCC
The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children.  Adults can telephone the NSPCC child protection helpline on 0808 800 5000 if they are worried about a child.

Childline
ChildLine is the free and confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can telephone ChildLine on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem.

Children’s Legal Centre
Provides legal advice, information and representation for children and young people.