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Child Protection

In our society, there will always be some children who are abused and neglected. Children have a right to be kept safe from harm, and protecting children is everyone's responsibility.

If you suspect for any reason that a child is not being treated correctly, please contact the following numbers:

  • The Police 999
  • Children, Schools & Families (including out of hours): 0300 123 4043
  • The Child Abuse Investigation Unit can be contacted on: 101. This is a specialist team that is a department within the police with countywide responsibility for undertaking child protection investigations.


For more information about the work of the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB), see the link called Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board.

If you want to speak to someone else other than Children, Schools & Families, use the external links on this page to go to the Childline or NSPCC websites, where you will find full contact details.

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