In immediate danger call the police on 999.
Otherwise, to access specialist domestic abuse support call Victim Support on 0808 168-9111 or talk via Live Chat.

Safeguarding children

Spot abuse – Take responsibility – Tell someone

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. If you are worried, report it now.

Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership (KSCMP)

Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership’s purpose is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Kent. It replaced Kent Safeguarding Children Board in 2019. There are three safeguarding partners: Kent County Council, Kent Police and Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups. They work with the relevant other agencies, such as education and health providers, district councils, social care providers, National Probation Service, Cafcass and Kent Fire and Rescue Service in this arrangement.

“Our vision is to protect children from harm and prevent them from risk of being harmed, support their recovery from harmful situations and improve our services through learning.”

Their website offers information and advice for professionals working with Children in Kent.

If you are concerned for a child in Kent, please call Kent Safeguarding reporting line on 03000 411111.

Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP)

The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) replaced the Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) on 2 September 2019. Three safeguarding partners make up MSCP: Medway Council, Kent Police and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). They work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people up to the age of eighteen years in Medway.

Their website is a collective resource providing information, advice and guidance to families and professionals alike.

If you are concerned that a child or young person living in Medway is suffering from harm, please phone 01634 334 466.

If a child is in immediate danger, call 999.