If you are worried or have any concerns about a child please contact us as soon as possible.
- First Response Team
- Ground Floor
- 01422 393336.
- Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours) see Out of hours support
- 01422 288000.
You can also contact Early intervention support teams for help and support if you need help with your child's behaviour, if your child is having problems at school, if you need some support as you are going through a difficult time, if you need help following the arrival of a new baby or if you have had a family crisis that you cannot cope with.
Children's Social Care work with other agencies such as the NHS and the police to protect children from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and work in partnership with parents to ensure that services and support are available for children in need and their families and carers. The service strives to:
- support families in their own homes
- assess the needs of children and families
- work in partnership with other agencies to support children and their families
- protect children from harm
- provide care for children who cannot be cared for by their own families.
The Child Protection and Review Team keeps the Child Protection Register on behalf of the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board| . For more information about the register or child protection in general, please contact the First Response Team.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre|
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK and maximises international links to tackle child sex abuse.
ChildLine is the free and confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem.
Childnet International works with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)|
Child Protection line - 0808 800 5000.