Girl close-upWe’re all responsible for reporting concerns about a child’s welfare. Although there is no legal requirement to report, there are specific guidelines and procedures in place for people who work with children.

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If you think a child is in immediate danger

Don't delay – call the police on 999,
or call us on 0808 800 5000, straight away.

Referrals and investigations

Outlines the referral and investigation process for child protection in Wales.
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Care proceedings

Explains the care proceedings process for children in Wales.
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Child practice reviews

Details what child practice reviews are, the case review procedure in Wales and how lessons are learnt. 
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The Welsh Government is responsible for child protection in Wales. When the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force in April 2016 Wales will have its own framework for social services.

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Research and resources

Research, reports and resources for anyone working in safeguarding and child protection.

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How we're fighting for every childhood

Services for children and families

We work face to face with children, young people and families who need our help across the UK.
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Information Service

Support for people working with children including the latest policy, practice and research.
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Child abuse and neglect

Find out what child abuse is, how to spot the signs, who is affected and what you should do if you're worried about a child
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Specialist and bespoke child protection courses

Training on specialist child protection subjects and courses tailored to your staff's needs.
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Child protection consultancy service

Tailored safeguarding and child protection support for any organisation.
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We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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