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Child abuse

What happens once a concern has been reported

Once a referral is taken by us, a social worker will:

  • make enquiries to check out the concerns
  • make plans to ensure the child or young person is safe and protected
  • speak to the child's parents or carers and the child
  • with the parents' knowledge, contact other professionals who know the family to obtain a picture of what might be happening to the child.

Social workers and other professionals such as teachers, health workers and doctors aim to work together with parents and carers to make sure children are safe in their families and within the community.

Contact details


01202 735046

Children and Young Peoples Social Care
14a Commercial Road
BH14 0JW 

Page last updated: 02 May 2019
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