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PlymouthLocal Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Reporting Concerns

Call 999 if a child is in real danger now.

If you're worried about a child or young person or think they're being abused, even if you are unsure, call 01752 668000 or

If you are a professional with an urgent child protection concern, please make an immediate referral to the Multi-Agency Hub on 01752 305200 (or 01752 346784 out of hours) or email:

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 Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual will be able to help guide you or the Thresholds Protocol 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.