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Safeguarding and Child Protection (Southend-on-Sea)

Child Protection is the concern of everybody living in Southend. If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact:

The First Contact Team 01702 215007 during office hours,

Emergency Duty Team  0845 606 1212 out of hours, or

Essex Police in an emergency on 999.

Southend also has a Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) the co-ordinates safeguarding and the welfare of children within the borough.

Who to contact

First Contact
01702 215007

Where to go

Name of venue
Southend Borough Council
Venue address
Civic Centre Victoria Avenue

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Call First Contact Team 01702 215007 (Mon to Thurs 9am - 5:30pm and Fri 9am - 4:30pm); Emergency Duty Team 0845 606 1212 (out of hours, 365 days a year); Essex Police 999 (in an emergency only).
When is the service available

All Year,Term Time,School Holidays

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Referrals from members of the public can be made by phoning or emailing the First Contact Team.

Referrals from professionals require a completed Early Help Assessment unless the referral relates to an immediate safeguarding concern. Where there is a safeguarding concern requiring immediate action the referral can be made to First Contact by telephone and followed up with an Early Help Assessment within 48 hours.

Age Range
pre-birth to 18 years
Related Links
Southend LSCB Website
Age Range
From 0 years To 99 years

This service, organisation or event is listed for your information. With the exception of services offered directly by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, inclusion on SHIP does not confer or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council can take no responsibility for the quality, reliability or accessibility of the service, organisation or event listed. You should thoroughly check the service or event, and the organisation running it, before deciding to take part or attend.

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