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


Primary, secondary schools and colleges will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

Early Years settings remain open.

See the coronavirus help and support page.

Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

  • In an emergency call 999
  • otherwise contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team:

Phone: 01323 464222

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

Email SPOA

For out of hours enquiries please contact our Emergency Duty Service.

See our page if you are concerned that your child is not safe with your ex-partner or need advice on contact and living arrangements for children.