If you are concerned about a child’s safety and wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU).
The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child.
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning, staying in touch with family and friends, and having fun online.
It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried about the radicalisation of a child. We’ve got advice to help.
Contact Telephone Numbers
Local Authorities should have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases. The LADO should provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, liaising with the police and other agencies and monitoring the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible, consistent with a thorough and fair process.
Within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the LADO is based within the Practice Development and Standards Service and can be contacted via 01872 326536
Social Care Out of Hours
The Out of Hours Service is for children, young people or families experiencing immediate difficulties and people who have an immediate concern for the safety of a child / young person. If you wish to contact the Cornwall Council’s Children’s Social Work Out of Hours Service, please telephone 01208 251300