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Report child abuse

Child abuse includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Examples of abuse or neglect include:

  • not meeting a child’s basic needs such as food, a home, appropriate supervision
  • lack of medical or mental health care
  • not educating a child
  • not providing emotional care

Immediate danger

To report a crime in progress or if a child or young person is in immediate danger, call 999.

Report concerns about a child

If you are concerned about a child we would prefer to speak to you:

If contacting us online is the safest way for you to get in touch, you can fill in the report a crime or incident form.

Support for victims of child abuse

Read our guidance for victims of child abuse.

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