Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board

Parents and Carers

to do if you are concerned about a child

If you think a child or young person under the age of 18 years is being abused or neglected, please contact Milton Keynes Council Children's Services team or the police to raise your concerns. Do this as soon as you can and before the situation gets any worse.

If you are a child who is being abused or neglected, or think another child is, please click on the Children & Young People area on this website.

What is abuse?
Physical abuse being hit, kicked or punched
Emotional abuse constantly criticised, ignored, humiliated, exposed to domestic violence
Neglect not being properly fed or clothed, poor hygiene
Sexual abuse exposed to inappropriate sexual behaviour, language or assault

Please don't
- Ignore your concerns
- Think someone else will call
- Try to deal with it on your own

Who to contact
You can ring and speak to someone in Milton Keynes Council's
Children's Services Team on 01908 253169 or 253170
After 5pm call the out of hours number on 01908 265545

What should you do to help?
- Act promptly
- Make a note of your concerns
- Give as much information as you can about the child or family

Top tips and Links to Online Advice for Parents
Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board has drawn together top tips and links to the best online advice for parents, which you can download here:
Useful websites for parents

Children and Families Information provides FREE, impartial and up to date information about childcare options, including nurseries and childminders, and young people's services across Milton Keynes.
Find out more here: Children and Families Information
or you can contact Children and Families Information by phone:
Freephone: 0800 035 0335 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board
Cripps Lodge Resource Centre
Milton Keynes

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