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There are many possible signs of abuse, ranging from physical injury to changes in behaviour. Alternatively you may witness an incident or the child may tell you that he/she is being harmed.
If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child it is very important that you contact us:
Call Care Connect on 0300 123 6720 (8am - 8pm) or out of hours 0300 123 6722 (8pm - 8am).
If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police on 999.
The NSPCC website has advice about the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect. NSPCC: 0808 8005 000
The Prevent Strategy
‘Prevent’ is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every local authority in England and Wales. It is a part of the overall counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. Prevent is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into becoming radicalised or suspected of committing terrorist-related activity and addresses all types of extremism. For local authorities our key role is to support vulnerable individuals and safeguard them from harming themselves or others.
If you have any concerns about someone and would like more advice ring 101/999 if urgent, if not then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any information, advice or concern will be handled with sensitivity and where possible anonymity will be maintained. Referrals can be made directly to the email inbox by any individual or organisation and will be dealt with discreetly.