Report a concern about a child or young person
If you are ever concerned that a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.
During office hours
If you are concerned about a child or young person you can call us on 0191 277 2500 (weekdays 8:45am to 5pm).
You can also discuss any concerns with someone who works with children and families, e.g. your health worker, social worker, school nurse or teacher (all schools have a teacher responsible for child protection).
You can also complete our online referral form .
If you are a professional please use the professional online referral form.
Out of office hours
In an emergency call the Police on 999.
If the issue cannot wait until the next working day, you can call our Emergency Duty Team on 0191 278 7878.
You can also complete our online referral form.