Worried about a child?
The Children’s Safeguarding Service/Social Work Team has experienced people who will listen to what you have to say and advise you on what you need to do.
Together, we can tackle child abuse
The council is supporting a Department for Education nationwide campaign to encourage members of the public to report child abuse.
To spot the signs of child abuse or neglect, look for changes in:
- Appearance – such as frequent unexplained injuries, consistently poor hygiene, matted hair, unexplained gifts, or parents regularly collecting children from school when drunk
- Behaviour - such as demanding or aggressive behaviour, frequent lateness or absence from school, avoiding their own family, misusing drugs or alcohol, or being constantly tired
- Communication – such as sexual or aggressive language, self-harming, becoming secretive and reluctant to share information or being overly obedient
The campaign aims to encourage the public to report their concerns in order to get help to children more quickly and make it normal practice to report it.
If you're in any way worried about the welfare of a child or young person please contact the team.
Outside of normal office hours please contact the 'out of hours' service.
You can also visit Warrington Safeguarding Children Board website for more information.
- Children's Safeguarding Service/Social Work Team - Tel: 01925 443400
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Out of Hours Service - Tel: 01925 444400
- What to do if you think a child is being abused [pdf]
- Working together to safeguard children 2013 [pdf]