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Report concerns about a child

The Children's Single Point of Access is how to raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading, including safeguarding and child protection. The Single Point of Access allows us to make quick, effective decisions when you contact us.

You can complete a Children's Single Point of Access referral form if you want to let us know about a child or children:

  • who may need additional support
  • you suspect may be being abused or neglected
  • that needs safeguarding of any kind

Phone: 0118 937 3641 (includes out of hours contact details)

If a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999.

What happens once you have made contact

If you have completed the Children's Single Point of Access referral form, you will receive an automatic reply acknowledging your enquiry. You may be contacted by the team to provide more information. We will let you know what course of action we intend taking within two working days.

Deciding if you need to raise a concern

Reading Local Safeguarding Children Board (Reading LSCB) have provided a helpful threshold guide and top tips that break down the decision-making process. For full information, advice and guidance, please use the LSCB Threshold webpage.

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