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
If you’re concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire contact the First Response Team. The team will listen to your concerns and decide on the appropriate action
Report a concern
Report a concern online. This is the quickest way to let the First Response Team know.
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.
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