Get help

It’s not just up the police, health professionals and social work to protect children, everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe from harm.

If you think a child might be in immediate danger you should contact the police right away by dialling 999.

Children and young people

If you or you’re worried about one of your friends or classmates, you can talk to a teacher or call Childline free of charge on 0800 1111.

Parents and carers

Being a parent or carer isn’t always easy, and we all need a bit of support from time to time. Every parent faces challenges, but parenting well helps children be the best they can be.


Individuals can help protect children by keeping eyes and ears open, being alert to signs that all is not well, and by acting on any concerns you might have.