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Worried about a child or teenager who might be at risk of harm or in danger?


Worried about a child or teenager who might be at risk of harm or in danger?

In an emergency call 999.

Otherwise contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team:

  • If you are a member of the public, please telephone: 01323 464222
  • If you are a professional please use the Children’s Portal to report your concerns to SPOA. If a child is at risk of immediate harm, or has sustained an injury, please call SPOA directly on 01323 464222 before completing your referral.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

  • Email: SPOA (contact form)

For out of hours enquiries please contact our:

If you are concerned that your child is not safe with your ex-partner or need advice on contact and living arrangements for children, visit:

Advice for separated parents