Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board

Reporting Concerns about a Child

What can I do if I am worried about a child?Child On A Swing

Tell someone who can help.

Members of the public have an important role to play in helping to protect children from harm.

If you think a child is being abused, or at risk of being abused, tell:

Childline Logo    These agencies can help.

   In an emergency you should always ring 999

   You should not try to sort the matter out yourself, or confront an alleged abuser.

Do not worry about being mistaken. It is better to tell someone who knows about protecting children than it is to say nothing.

What if a child or young person tells me that they're being abused?Sad Child

  • Show that you are listening and that you are taking the matter seriously.
  • Write down what you have heard using the exact words where possible.
  • Explain that you will need to share what you have been told with someone who knows about protecting children.
  • Ring Social Services, the Police or the NSPCC and tell them what you know.

What should I do if I am worried about someone's behaviour towards a child or young person?

  • Don't dismiss your concerns or leave it to someone else to take action.
  • Ring Social Services, the Police or the NSPCC and tell them what's worrying you.
  • Who Should I contact?

If you have any doubts about sharing or reporting your concerns,Speak Out

Don’t think what if I’m Wrong – think what if I’m Right!

 

MULTI-AGENCY REFERRAL FORM 

Please see the below form and supporting information on how to complete the form.

 

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, contact:

CARMARTHENSHIRE:

  • During Office Hours:
  • Central Referral Team – Tel: 01554 742322, Fax: 01554 742176

 CEREDIGION:

  • During Office Hours: Contact Centre – Tel:  01545 574000, Fax: 01545 574002
  • E mail: contact-socservs@ceredigion.gov.uk
  • Outside of Office Hours: Emergency Duty Team – Tel: 0845 6015392

 PEMBROKESHIRE:

  • During Office Hours:  Assessment Team – Tel: 01437 776444  
  • Email:  ccat@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 
  • Outside of Office Hours: Emergency Duty Team – Tel:  08708 509508

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Updated on 3/8/17