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Child Protection

This guidance is for Chief Officers, professional leaders in children's services and child protection committees, who should ensure it is taken account of within local partnerships.

'It is everyone's responsibility to protect children'

If the child is at immediate risk, telephone the Police. Dial 999.

If you have concerns about a child or young person please contact the Council's Social Work Child Protection Services on

01292 267675 or call 0800 328 7758 if out of hours.

You can also contact us by emailing

All children and young people have a right to grow up in a caring and safe environment. All adults have a responsibility to protect children and young people, including:

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