Report a child at risk
If you are unsure that a child may be suffering but are worried, or if you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please let us know straight away by contacting our Contact and Referral Team.
In an emergency outside normal office hours, you can contact our Emergency Duty Team or the Police by dialling 999.
What will happen if I report concerns?
When you report that a child may be at risk enquiries will take place that will follow the All Wales Child Protection Procedures, which may result in a formal investigation and assessment. This may involve several agencies such as the police, health or education.
Where necessary, immediate action will be taken to ensure the child or young person is protected and safe from harm. You will be offered support and advice to help you think about what actions you can take to ensure the child’s safety.
Anything you say will be treated sensitively, but other people may have to be told to help investigate the concern.
The Gwent wide Adult Safeguarding Board (GwASB) and the South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board (SEWSCB) are the statutory multi agency partnership Boards responsible for making sure safeguarding is at the core of all services provided across the region. They are supported in their work by a number of sub groups that manage the core business and other more specific pieces of work which deliver on the strategic priorities set by the Boards each year.
Although there are currently two separate Safeguarding Boards, Gwent wide Adult Safeguarding Board (GwASB) and South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board (SEWSCB), promotional materials and awareness raising activities are undertaken using the Gwent Safeguarding brand. This brand is the overarching name and logo that applies to both Boards. Both Boards and sub groups are supported by the Gwent Safeguarding Business Unit who work with Board and sub group members to deliver the specified outcomes.