What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think that a child or young person is at risk from abuse or neglect, contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Leads, Jemma Holmes or Marion Bent, or Bracknell Children's Social Care immediately.

If you feel urgent action is needed contact the police on 999. If you suspect ill treatment of a child or young person you can:

  • call the local children’s social care office and ask for one of the children’s teams on Children's Services Admin (8.30am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri ) Tel: 01344 352020

  • call the Emergency Duty Team (5.00pm - 9.00am Mon-Fri, 24 hrs on weekends and bank holidays) Tel: 01344 786543

  • Text: 07867 907 877 (for clients with hearing problems)

It is important to act fast if you suspect abuse as some signs of abuse can disappear quickly.

If you are uncertain, you might find it helpful to discuss your worries with someone you know who works with children and families. This could be a teacher, school nurse, health visitor or social worker.

They will keep your name confidential if you wish.