Safeguarding children

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child in the Bradford District, these are the numbers that you can call for advice and to make a referral.

During office hours call Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point – 01274 433999 – (8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday).

At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team – 01274 431010.

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

In Bradford, safeguarding children is everybody’s business. Safeguarding Children means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means improving their life chances by supporting children to grow up to be confident, healthy and happy adults.

If you are concerned that a child is being harmed you must not keep these concerns to yourself. Contact the numbers above to ensure that you speak to a suitable person who can listen to and record your concerns and then take the appropriate action.

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Working Together to Safeguard Children

The Bradford Partnership

Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership is a multi-agency partnership established under the Children Act 2004 and subsequent legislation such as Working Together 2018.

We are not an operational body – our role is to monitor the quality and consistency of safeguarding practice and training across all our partner agencies, ensuring continuous improvement in practice and contributing to the broader planning, commissioning and delivery of services.

Find out more on the Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership website.

Safeguarding training

If you are interested in training courses about safeguarding children, visit our training page.