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Safeguarding Our Children is Everyone`s Business

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Are you concerned about a child?
Everyone has a responsibility to protect children from harm.

Some children can be at risk of neglect, emotional harm, physical abuse and sexual abuse in any environment including with close family members as well as strangers.

Getting help

If you feel that a child or young person is in imminent or immediate danger and in need of protection please call the police on 999.

Childrenís Services

If you think a child you know is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, please contact the Multi Agency Triage Team who you can talk to about your concerns. They will give you advice or may investigate the circumstances. All calls are treated in confidence, callers donít need to give their details and whether you are a member of staff or a member of the public we take all calls seriously. The phone line is in operation 24 hours a day. Please note after working hours this is an emergency duty line only.

The number to call is 0333 2401727.

Calls between 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm Friday will go direct to the Multi Agency Triage team for action. Emergency calls during evenings and weekends will be answered by the emergency duty team that can be contacted on the same number.

The email address is and the fax number is 01228 221572.

Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board