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Cornwall & Isles of ScillySafeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual

Reporting Concerns

If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused, you can make a referral to:


  • Multi-agency Referral Unit: 0300 123 1116
  • Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300

Isles of Scilly

  • Children's Social Care: 01720 424354
  • Out of Hours Service: 01720 422699

If you have concerns about a professional working with a child you need to contact your Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on:

  • Cornwall - 01872 326536
  • Isles of Scilly - 02076 416108

The Cornwall Inter-agency Referral Form and Isles of Scilly Children in Need Inter Agency Referral Form can also be used to share information with your local office. More information on how to make a referral can be found here.

If you are unsure the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual will be able to help guide you or the Threshold Guidance which tells you which types of services a family may need to get support.

Alternatively you can call ChildLine for advice  on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting


What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners