Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
Department of Education 26th June 2020
Call the NSPCC helpline for support and advice if you have a concern for your own or another child’s safety on 0808 800 5000.
If you feel that your child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. You can report concerns to the police on their non-emergency number, 101.
You can also contact the relevant social care team at your local council to report a concern about a child or adult.
This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.
The essential measures to control coronavirus can potentially increase risks to children and this can cause concern for parents and carers.
This guide also includes information on the support providers who can help you have effective conversations with a young person, especially if you are concerned for their safety.
Visit the See, Hear, Respond service or call on 0800 157 7015 for additional support, advice and information during this period (England only).
This includes online and face-to-face support for children and families, help for children at risk of harm outside of the home, and support to help vulnerable children successfully return to school or college.
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