Safeguarding means protecting children and taking action when a child or young person is at risk of harm. Children may be harmed because they are being physically, emotionally or sexually abused or neglected.
If you are worried about a child or young person please call 020 7974 3317 (out of hours: 020 7974 4444). If you think a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.
You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions - if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.