As part of the DfE Child Protection Campaign, a range of national activity around the ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ campaign is taking place this week. It is an excellent platform for us all to come together and give the campaign a national moment, generating a nationwide conversation about this important issue.
Find out what to be aware of and if you think it, report it. Even if you’re not completely sure. Visit gov.uk/tacklechildabuse for more information #tackleabusetogether
We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone. Following these simple steps and reporting your concerns to your local council could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe. Child abuse. If you think it, report it.
Click here to watch the ‘Four Types of Child Abuse’ video from the ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ campaign.
Please take a few minutes to read the information and consider how you can support the campaign. A week of national conversation and activity taking place.
LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation) radio Special Report Week
Each day this week, between 1-4pm, LBC will broadcast expert interviews about the campaign.
The Huffington Post, which is running four dedicated articles on its site, alongside targeted advertising. You can access the articles here:
- How To Talk To Your Child About Abuse
- What To Do If You Suspect A Child Might Be Suffering From Abuse
- Signs A Child May Be Being Abused
- A Day In The Life Of A Social Worker: Putting Children First
The key call-to-action for the campaign is www.gov.uk/tacklechildabuse where members of the public can enter their postcode to contact their local council and report any concerns.
If you are worried about a child please contact the Children and Families Contact Service:
Telephone: 020 7974 3317 (9am to 5pm)
Out of Hours Telephone: 020 7974 4444
Secure Email: LBCMASHadmin@camden.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Fax: 020 7974 3310
Or if a child is in immediate harm please call the Police on 999
Below are some images capturing our campaign week so far: