Reporting Concerns

See the Referrals Procedure for more information on how to make a referral.

Further Information

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners

If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused, you can make a referral to Children's Social Care in Dorset by contacting:

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – Children's First Response Hub: 01202 123334

Dorset - Children's Advice and Duty Service (ChAD) Professionals Number:

This is a professionals-only number to discuss your concerns, you will no longer complete a referral form.

01305 228558
Dorset Families and Members of the Public: 01202 228866

In an emergency or out of hours contact:

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Out of Hours Service: 01202 738256
Dorset Out of Hours Service: 01305 228558
Police Non-Emergency: 101
Police Emergency: 999