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Safeguarding children

Making sure that children are safe and protected is everyone's responsibility. This is also known as safeguarding children.

If you think that a child - this is anyone under the age of 18 - is being harmed or neglected, or you believe them to be at risk, you should contact Swansea Single Point of Contact (SPOC) or the police.

If you are concerned that a child is at immediate risk of harm you should contact the police straight away on 101 or 999.

The Children Act 1989 puts a legal obligation on Social Services to take action when any information comes in to say that any child may be in danger of being hurt or neglected.

To report suspected abuse, contact SPOC Swansea Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Concerned about possible abuse?

What you should do if you are concerned that a child is at risk of harm.

Child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is child abuse.

Swansea Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Families living in Swansea can contact SPOC themselves to ask for help or advice.

Emergency Duty Team

This team deals with out-of-hour emergency situations that cannot safely be left until the next working day, and will provide information and advice to keep the situation safe until the next day.

Stop It Now!

Helping prevent child sexual abuse.