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What if you are worried about a child?

If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

Duty and Advice - quick reference numbers
The following are phone numbers for Children's Services Duty and Advice team. 
If you have an immediate concern for a child's safety, call the police on 999.

For professionals (24 hours):

01484 414 960

For members of the public:  (during office hours of 9am-5pm)

01484 456 848

For members of the public, outside office hours:

Please call the relevant services

If you are a child:

01484 456 848, or

Child Line on 0800 1111 (calls to Child Line are free)

All calls concerning worries about children are treated seriously. You will be asked where the child lives and who looks after the child. Enquires will be made and if it is found that a child is being abused or is at risk of significant harm professionals will work together with the family to ensure that the child can be protected.

Kirklees Children Services leaflet A Brief Guide to Reporting child abuse in Kirklees (opens a PDF in a new page) contains more information.

More information can be found on the Kirklees Safeguarding website (opens a new page).

The $#*! Kids Say is a short film by the NSPCC, asking you to trust your instincts when you think things aren’t quite as they should be

The $#*! Kids Say is a short film by the NSPCC, asking you to trust your instincts when you think things aren’t quite as they should be.
Last updated: 29/11/2021

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