Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
If a child or young person is in immediate danger, left alone or missing and/or a vulnerable adult is at immediate risk, you should contact the emergency services immediately on 999.
Members of the public can raise their concerns with their point of contact at East Herts District Council on 01279 655261 and ask for Jonathan Geall or directly with Hertfordshire County Council.
You can also make a report online:
- Report concerns about a child on the Hertfordshire County Council website
- Report concerns about an adult on the Hertfordshire County Council website
Child Sexual Exploitation
If you feel a child is being abused
- Call the Police: 101 (non emergency) or 999 (for emergency use only)
- Children's Services (including out of hours): 0300 123 4043
- Family Lives offer a 24/7 free phone number: 0808 800 2222. Gingerbread can offer advice to lone parents on free phone 0800 802 0925 between 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
If you think you've been sexually exploited
- Call the Police: 101 (non emergency) or 999 (for emergency use only), or Children's Services: 0300 123 4043
- Call Crimestoppers anonymously 24/7 on: 0800 555 11.
- ChildLine is a free, confidential helpline for all young people: 0800 1111. You can ring the NSPCC helpline on: 0808 800 5000.