Keeping your child safe from sexual abuse

There are many myths and misconceptions around child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse affects people in all walks of life but is largely a hidden crime because children find it so hard to speak out if they are being or have been abused. The following links provide information for parents about protecting their children from sexual abuse.

The child sex offender disclosure scheme allows parents, carers and guardians to formally ask the police to tell them if someone has a record for child sexual offences.

Find out if a person has a record for child sexual offences

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:

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
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form