What to do if you are concerned about a child
If you are concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire mention this straight away. Here's how to report a concern.
Remember: if anyone is in immediate danger, always call 999.
I'm a member of the public
Contact the First Response Team if you’re concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire. The team will listen to your concerns and decide on the appropriate action
You can also discuss or report a concern by calling the First Response Team on:
01296 383 962 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
0800 999 7677 before 9am, after 5pm or at a weekends (Emergency Duty Team)
email [email protected]
The NSPCC will also listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger.
Contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (free service, lines open 24 hours a day).
I’m a professional
If you're a professional with a concern about a child, first discuss your concern with your safeguarding lead.
You can then:
- use your professional judgement to identify the level of need of the child. The Continuum of Need (previously called Safeguarding Children’s Threshold) will help you do this
- report your concern online
I work at a school
If you work at a school and are concerned about a child, contact the Education Safeguarding Advisory Service (ESAS) on 01296 382 912