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What to do if you are worried about a child




Members of the Public:

In an emergency please call the Police on 999
If you are worried a child is, or at risk of, suffering, neglect or abuse please contact the Children's Reception Team on 0300 300 0117 (available 24 hours a day).
You do not need to know everything about the child before contacting the Children's Reception Team.
If you are concerned, it is important that you talk to someone about this.





In an emergency please call the Police on 999

To report child welfare or safeguarding concerns please complete the Inter-Agency Referral Form (IARF). This is the most effective way of referring. 

The Isle of Wight Thresholds Chart can help you identify the risks and types of services a family may need.
For urgent child protection enquiries, professionals can call 0300 300 0901 or 0300 555 1373 our of hours.
Please find here some FAQs about the Children's Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
To share non-urgent information with the Police, please complete a CPI form (Community Partnership Information form).