Child Protection

Reporting Child Protection Concerns

The Department is often the first place that people contact when they have concerns or allegations about children being abused. However, the Department does not investigate individual cases. These investigations are carried out by the relevant Health and Social Care Trust. If you have any concerns about children being abused, or harmed in any way, you should, report these immediately to the relevant Health and Social Care Trust for further investigation.
  • Contact Details - Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trust - Gateway Services for Children's Social Work - April 2015 (MS Word 91KB)
Alternatively you can contact the NSPCC'sLink to an external website free and confidential 24 hour helpline service on 0808 800 5000 or you can contact the The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)Link to an external website on 028 9065 0222.

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