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What to do if you think a child is at risk of abuse

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.

  • Call the children's services referral and advice service on 0300 555 0050 during office hours (9am - 5pm)
  • Out of office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 555 8574 or in an emergency call 999
  • Dudley Council's Sport and Physical Activity (safeguarding) manager, Rachael McKiernan-Doyle - 01384 815547
  • Alternatively you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting www.childline.org.uk