National Safeguarding Unit (NSU) - Safe Activities For Everyone

How to respond to child abuse or the suspicion of abuse 

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Your child is number one 

It is very important that everyone is aware of when they need to take immediate action to ensure a child's safety.

A Child's Safety

Take action if necessary, if children and young people are at risk report your concern:

If it is an emergency you should contact your local emergency service by dialling 999 and ask for the following:

  • if your seeking medical attention then ask for a ambulance service 
  • if the child is in absolute immediate danger then the police have the power to intervene. 

 Urgent action flowchart

Video clip: Responding to concerns about abuse

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