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Child Protection Enquiries

What is an Enquiry?

It’s what we do when we need to make sure that children are OK. Sometimes adults or other young people hurt children or make them feel bad or afraid. This shouldn’t happen – if it happens to you, we’re here to help you and to find out what’s going on.

Who are “We”?

We are social workers. Our job is to listen to what you want to tell us. Sometimes a policeman will come with us. Please ask us questions at any time and tell us what you think should happen.

What Happens Next?

We will also need to talk to other people, such as your family. We need to find out what happened and why. The most important thing to remember is that you’ve done nothing wrong. You’re not in any kind of trouble. We want to see if you need our help.

When we’ve spoken to all the people we need to speak to, we will decide what should happen. It may be that nothing needs to happen.

Or, we may give your family some help and advice. Sometimes we need to call a meeting called a

Child Protection Conference: This is a meeting of professionals, such as Social Workers, Teachers and Doctors, who discuss how best to make sure you or other children are protected in the future. For more information, see Child Protection Conferences