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Tell us if you are worried about a child

The county council has a duty to protect children and young people from harm caused by neglect or abuse. This includes investigating any allegations that a child might be being neglected or abused, and if necessary take appropriate action to protect the child.

Do you have a concern about a child being abused or neglected?

Call Care Connect on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police on 999.

The NSPCC website has advice about the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect.

Do you have a concern about an adult that works with children?

If there are immediate safeguarding concerns to the child contact Children's Customer Care on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

If there are no immediate safeguarding concerns to the child inform senior management at the organisation where this person works.

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