If you are worried about a child either in their home, in the community, nursery or school or any activities they are involved in and are concerned they maybe, or at risk of, being mistreated, exploited or abused please report your concerns.
Everyone has the responsibility to keep children safe. You can stop abuse or neglect by speaking up about what you know.
Signs to be aware of:
- Children appearing withdrawn, anxious or frightened.
- Hearing shouting, things being broken or hitting.
- Children crying for long periods of time.
- Very young children left alone or being outdoors by themselves.
- Children looking dirty or not changing their clothes.
These signs don't always mean that a child is being abused, neglected and/or exploited, but if you have concerns, even if you’re unsure, please contact the Thurrock Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) or the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) if the concerns are out of office hours, including weekends and bank holidays.
Thurrock Emergency Duty Team (EDT)
Telephone: 01375 372468
Police Child Abuse Team
Telephone: 01277 266 822
If a child is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 straight away.
If your child is unwell.
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