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Reporting Concerns

If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or young person you must contact Children's Safeguarding on 0191 520 5560 (available 8.30am to 5.15pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday) 

Or the Out of Hours Team on 0191 520 5552 (also available 24 hours Saturday and Sunday).

To make a referral to Together for Children Children's Social Work Service please download and complete the Child Protection/Child in Need Referral Form. You must send the referral form to the contact details listed on the front page and not to the SSCB.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be contacted on 0191 561 3901.

Safeguarding Adults

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of an adult please go to to report your concern.