Safeguarding and Child Protection (Southend-on-Sea)
Child Protection is the concern of everybody living in Southend. If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact:
The First Contact Team 01702 215007 during office hours,
Emergency Duty Team 0845 606 1212 out of hours, or
Essex Police in an emergency on 999.
Southend also has a Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) the co-ordinates safeguarding and the welfare of children within the borough.
Who to contact
Southend City Council
- Contact Name
- First Contact
- 01702 215007
- When is it on
Call First Contact Team 01702 215007 (Mon to Thurs 9am - 5:30pm and Fri 9am - 4:30pm);
Emergency Duty Team 0845 606 1212 (out of hours, 365 days a year);
Essex Police 999 (in an emergency only).
- Time of day
- Age Ranges
- pre-birth to 18 years
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referrals from members of the public can be made by phoning or emailing the First Contact Team.
Referrals from professionals require a completed Early Help Assessment unless the referral relates to an immediate safeguarding concern. Where there is a safeguarding concern requiring immediate action the referral can be made to First Contact by telephone and followed up with an Early Help Assessment within 48 hours.
- Related links
Southend LSCB Website
- Please call to discuss individual requirements.
- 0 years to 99 years
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- Last admin update: 13 Oct 2022
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