What is child abuse?

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?

Read this factsheet for explanations of the different types of child abuse and signs to look out for.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD

If you think that a child or young person under the age of 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the Chiliden and Families Hub using the contact details below. Outside of office hours and at weekends and public holidays contact the 'out of hours contact' service on 030 0303 8671. If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.

Not all concerns raised about a child will automatically lead to a child protection investigation. Less serious concerns may lead to a more general assessment of need and the provision of services or the offer of advice and information.

Children and Families Hub

Telephone: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026
Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
Email:
mash@bromley.gov.uk

Out of Hours Duty Service: 030 0303 8671

You can also call the NSPCC's helpline, either by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing help@NSPCC.org.uk or completing the report abuse online form.