What happens when you make a report?

There is a 4 step process when you make a report of child abuse:

Step 1: Listening

When you call your local children’s social care, your concern will be listened to and assessed.
Step 2: Information gathering

Information is usually gathered from many sources, and your report would form one part of a bigger picture

Step 3: Assessing

If concerns are raised about a child, a social worker will make an assessment and decide what support to provide.

Step 4: Deciding

It may be that the concerns are unfounded and that no further action is necessary, although all concerns are taken seriously.

Remember: if you think it, report it.

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