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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.

By phone

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.

Outside of these hours contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0800 999 7677 or email [email protected]

Need advice?

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:

  1. 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
  2. report your concern online

Remember: if anyone's in immediate danger, always call 999

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