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Report a child at risk

Reporting a child at risk

If you have a concern about a child please contact the Children and Families Services Helpdesk on 01452 426565 (during office hours), but if you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child please contact the Police on 101 at any time.

If you prefer you can send an email to

The Children and Families Services helpdesk is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. 

To report a concern outside of these hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01452 614194.

This is an answering machine and you will need to leave a message and your telephone number. Someone will then call you back. Please remember that this number is only for situations that cannot wait until the next working day.


When is a child at risk?

You should contact us if you feel that:

  • A child needs protection - if you feel that a child is suffering harm, neglect or abuse, we can investigate and act to protect the child.
  • A family is under stress - we can offer support and advice and help families access support from other services.
  • A child is seriously ill or disabled - we can arrange an assessment of the child's and families needs and provide support.


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Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board

Find out what we are doing in Gloucestershire to protect children and improve their well being by visiting the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children PartnershipOpens new window website. The site has information and guidance for:

  • Professionals working with children and young people.
  • Parents and carers.
  • Young people.


Other information for professionals

If you are a professional working with children you will find the detailed information, service request forms and guidance on

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