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South GloucestershireSafeguarding Children Board 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 South Gloucestershire Social Care:

Tel. 01454 866000.

For Out of hours or at Weekends please call 01454 615165 In an emergency please ring 999.

The Interagency 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 South Gloucestershire 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.

Also there is further guidance on a range of topics available on the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Website, Policies and guidance page.

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.