If you are worried about a child or young person who could be in danger, please contact:
- Children’s Social Care on 0300 123 2224
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or the police
You can contact the police directly by dialling 101 and they will discuss with Children’s Social Care what action should be taken.
They will always deal with calls in the strictest confidence.
If you would like to speak to a social worker outside of office hours please phone the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 2327
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Abuse and neglect can affect a child at any age. The abuse can be so damaging that some children may take a long time to recover. In some cases, the effects of the abuse will stay with them forever.
A webinar has been developed by the Educational Psychology Service in collaboration with the Somerset Parent Carer Forum as part of a Public Health project. It is for parents and carers who want to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or support their child(ren) to heal from previous adversity.
You can also find information about keeping children safe in Somerset on the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership website.