Information and advice about what you can do and who can help if you are concerned about yourself or a child/young person you know.

If it is an emergency, please call the police on 999 or 112.

To report a crime, in a non-emergency situation call 01481 725111.

People you can talk to for advice and help:

Emergency Duty Social Worker – 725241

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or safety, and if that child is in Guernsey or Alderney, call a children’s services social worker on 01481 723182.

If you are concerned about a child in Sark, the Sark Children’s Protection Panel has been formed to coordinate child protection procedures in Sark. They have produced a public information leaflet, available here.

Support and Advice for Children and Young People:

People you can talk to – a parent, carer, close relative, teacher, school nurse, doctor, club leader or someone you trust.

The HUB – drop in centre: 724421 or text 07781 122959

Samaritans – 715515 or text 07725 909090

Childline – 0800 1111

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Action for Children (Youth Housing) – 700218

Safer (age 16+) – 721999

Support and Advice for Parents and Carers:

If you are a parent or carer and believe your child is in need of additional support you can contact the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) to discuss your concerns and see what support is available.

Early help – Team Around the Child and Lead Professional

You can also access talk to your GP, or other health or education professionals (like health visitors, school nurses and teachers) who can refer for specialist support.

There are many local and national agencies that offer information, support and advice for parents and carers.

For more information and to find out about local and national support services, see the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

ISCPs main purpose is to enhance the safety of children and young people in the islands through promoting effective co-ordination and co-operation between agencies providing services to children and families.