What to do if you are concerned about a child?
If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact:
|Contact||Times Available||Telephone Number|
Mon to Thurs: 9am to 5.30pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
|Emergency Duty Team||Out of hours, 365 days a year||0345 606 1212|
|NSPCC Child Protection Helpline||0808 800 5000|
|Childline||0800 1111 (Free)|
Professionals making a referral
If you are making a safeguarding referral you must phone and speak to a social worker. This will need to be supported by an email with a completed EHFSA the same day.
For more information on how we work to protect the children of Southend, please see the LSCB website.
Please see our document which both we and partners will use when applying our thresholds around level of risk to children