Worried about a child?
If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of this you should make a referral to:
- Tel – Children’s Social Care 01254 666400 (During Office Hours)
- Tel – Emergency Duty team on 01254 587547 (Out of Hours)
If there is an immediate risk of harm to a child then contact the police on 999.
The free NSPCC advice and information service is open 24 hours a day. Tel 0808 800 5000
Phone free to CHILDLINE on 0800 1111
Local Safeguarding Children Board
The Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has a major role to play in ensuring that children and young people are kept safe and that all agencies do what they can to promote their welfare. The Board is committed to keeping them safe by co-ordinating the activities of the agencies whose job it is to safeguard children and young people. The Board also works hard to ensure these activities are effective and have a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people. Visit www.lscb.org.uk for more information and safeguarding polices and procedures.