Emergency Duty Service

Emergency Duty Service - Children's Services

This service operates outside of normal office hours and covers East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. We respond to serious child care issues that cannot wait until the following working day so if this is the case, please call the numbers below. This service is only available outside normal office hours, at nights, weekends and on Public Holidays.

Contacts

Monday to Thursday - 5pm to 8.30am
Weekends - Friday 4.30pm to Monday 8.30am.

Public Holidays - 24 hours

Phone 01273 335906
or
Phone: 01273 335905

Local Authority Designated Officer

Allegations against adults who work, volunteer or care (e.g. foster carers) for children. Report allegations to the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team who will consult with the LADO. All allegations should be reported regardless of their nature or who receives them. If you’re unsure, you may contact the LADO for advice.

Contacts

Local Authority Designated Officer

Phone: 07825 782793

Further information

Single Point of Advice
Child protection and safeguarding
Immediate child protection matters including those outside office hours

Single point of advice (SPOA) 0-19 years

Contact the single point of advice team if you are a parent, carer or professional responsible for children and need help from children’s services.

Contacts

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Phone: 01323 464222
Email Single Point of Advice

Out of hours contact the Emergency Duty Service.

Further information

Single Point of Advice
Advice for parents
Children and families
Emergency Duty Service