If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself. Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.
You need to ensure that you speak to the appropriate organisations who can listen to and record your concern, and then take appropriate action.
In Bradford, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:
- During office hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Contact Point – 01274 437500
- At all other times: Social Services Emergency Duty Team – 01274 431010
- If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999
- For all general enquires, please contact Children’s Specialist Services on 01274 435600
The Children’s Services Common Referral Form must be completed for all requests for children’s centre support, early help support or social work assessment.
If you wish to find out more about the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board, please contact us at:
Margaret McMillan Tower,
t – 01274 434361
e – BSCB@bradford.gov.uk
(This NOT an emergency e-mail address)