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.
In the Bradford district, 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 on 01274 437500
- At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 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 enquiries, please contact Children’s Specialist Services on 01274 435600
You need to ensure that you speak to the appropriate organisations who can listen to and record your concern, and then take appropriate action.
The Multi-Agency Referral Form must be completed for all requests for children’s centre support, early help support or social work assessment.