Report a Concern about a Child
Worried About the Safety of a Child?
If you are worried about your safety, or the safety of a child it’s important that you tell someone.
The way you refer into Children’s Services has changed – important information – please read carefully…
Requests for service, and concerns about children’s safety should now be reported using the West Sussex Integrated Front Door (IFD) Portal, which can be accessed via the WSCC Web Site Request support or raise a concern about a child. The link to the new portal can be found below.
If you are refer a safeguarding concern about an adult, please click on the link below –
Please note that any child linked to the adult you are concerned about will need to be referred to Children Services separately using the new IFD portal form above.
If you’re worried about something that’s happening to you or to a friend, there are a lot of people who can help you. It’s good to talk to people you trust about your worries, perhaps a teacher, a friend, your parents, or a family member.
Abuse is always wrong, no matter how many times it happens.
Being abused can affect young people in lots of different ways, but it’s never their fault.
It’s not unusual for young people to find it hard to talk about abuse, even with their closest friends.
When you think about telling someone, it’s important to remember that they can’t always keep what you tell them secret. If you are worried about this, you (or your friend) might want to talk to a ChildLine counsellor before you decide who else to tell. The ChildLine counsellors have a Confidentiality Promise that means they can keep most things private.
You can contact ChildLine in loads of different ways, whether that’s by going online and using the 1-2-1 chats or emailing, or by calling for free on 0800 1111 (the calls won’t even show up on the phone bill).
If you or a friend are at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.