about a child?

01724 296500

Out of hours:

01724 296555

Please visit which is the new website in development for our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. This LSCB website will be in place until June 2019 as a source of information and signpost to the Children's MARS website.

How to refer a child

Safeguarding children and young people or keeping them safe is everybody’s responsibility.

If you think that a child might be the victim of abuse or neglect or they may be at risk of harm, you should always report your concerns.

Please contact North Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services Duty Team on:

  • 01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)
  • 01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends)

In an emergency always dial 999

  • 999 – Police emergency
  • 101 – Police non emergency

Definitions of Safeguarding

In March 2015 the Government updated its general leaflet for professionals about child protection What to do if you are worried a child is being abused. The leaflet will also be helpful to the members of the public who are worried about a child.