Together, we can tackle child abuse

​If you have concerns about a child, call us on:

0345 8 503 503

or email Social_Care_Direct_Children@wakefield.gov.uk

You do not have to give us your personal details such as your name and address

 

  • We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
  • All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • A third of people who suspect child abuse, do nothing. A number of people do not act on their suspicions because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, let us know, you do not have to leave your details.
  • You don’t have to be absolutely certain about whether a child is being abused; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.
  • Information is usually gathered from many sources, and your report would form one part of a bigger picture.
  • In 2014/15, more than 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help