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Guide to Reporting an Incident
Your organisation should have a policy for child protection.
Talk to the Lead Person for Child Protection or their Deputy.
The Lead Person, Deputy (or anyone else if not available) should refer the concern to Children's Social Services and/or the police (in an emergency) and follow up the referral in writing within 24 hours**.
**In cases of allegations against a person with a "duty of care", the Local Authority Designated Officer will coordinate the next procedural steps.
In all three steps individuals should Consult, Monitor and Record details (dated and signed)
Any consultation should not delay a referral. In an emergency dial 999
Important Contact Numbers
What to Say
When reporting an incident to the police or children's social care services make sure you say:
“I wish to make a Child Protection referral”
Make sure you follow up your referral by:
Call 01379 871091
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If you experience any difficulty please don't hesitate to contact us on 01379-871091
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