Concerned about a child?

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children. If you have concerns that a child is being harmed as a result of neglect or abuse - trust your instinct and act upon your concerns. There are people who can help families who are struggling to cope.

Public Service Children's Hub

Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101

Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222

NSPCC

Concerns about a child can also be reported to the NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

NSPCC support lines are also available for deaf or hard of hearing people and in other languages.Click here to find out more

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Public Service Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual