Talk to us about a child or young person – public

If you are concerned that a child is being harmed, you must not keep these concerns to yourself.

Contact us and we will make sure you speak to a suitable person. We will listen to and record your concerns and take the appropriate action.

We have a dedicated freephone number and an online form for you to use to share information of any concerns you have about a child or young person within the Bradford District.

How to contact us

During office hours – Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

The Children’s Portal is our online system that allows members of the public to share any concerns they have about a child by completing a secure form. You do not need to leave your details.

Go to the Bradford Children and Families Portal

If you are looking for information and advice please visit our Bradford Families and Young Persons (FYI) Directory.

Outside office hours

Call our Emergency Duty team 01274 431010.

The Emergency Duty Team (for emergencies outside of office hours) will make an assessment, on the telephone, of any immediate need or risk and take appropriate action to ensure that child or young person is safe until the next working day.


If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 101 or 999 for emergencies.

If you are a practitioner (you work or volunteer with children)

Please visit our talk to us about a child page for practitioners if you work or volunteer with children.