Hull Safeguarding Children Board
Signs of abuse 

If you are worried about a child or family, contact -

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub:
Tel: 01482 448 879

Request for additional support (no safeguarding concerns):

Emergency Duty Team:
Tel: 01482 300 304

Child in immediate danger:
Tel - 999

Police non-emergency:
Tel - 101

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Report a concern

Anyone who has concerns about the welfare of a child or young person (for example if a child you know is being abused or neglected, bullied or is a victim of crime) has a responsibility to stop it from happening.


If urgent action is needed because you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

Non emergency

If you want to discuss your concerns or need advice (for example if you are not sure if your concerns are justified) please contact us on any of the following telephone numbers -

  • Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) on 01482 448 879 during normal office hours
  • Emergency Duty Team on 01482 300 304 out of normal office hours

As a member of the public, you do not have to give your name and contact details if you do not wish to. If you do give your name, you can ask that your identity is not revealed to the parents and carer of the child concerned.

As a professional you will need to share your identity with the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub when raising a concern.

What happens after your have reported a concern?

All child protection concerns will be taken seriously.

Where the concerns you have raised are accepted as a referral, the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub will decide what should happen next. Usually this involves starting an enquiry and you may be contacted for further information.

Due to the confidential nature of this work, you will not be given detailed information about the outcome of an enquiry. However, you will be told whether an enquiry is taking place.

Confirmation of referral to the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH)

All telephone contacts made by professionals which result in a referral must be followed up by the referring agency in writing within 48 hours of the conversation using the Multi-Agency Referral form (below). You may find it helpful to also use this form as a way of recording your contact with EHASH.

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