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Reporting Concerns

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

Tel: 0117 903 6444.

The First Response Referral Form can also be used to share information with your First Response. More information on how to make a referral can be found here.

If you are unsure the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board 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.