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Report a concern

Worried about yourself, a friend or a child or young person you know?

You do not need to know everything about the child before contacting Children’s Services. If you are concerned, it is important that you talk to someone about this.

Hampshire Children’s Services

Members of the public

If you are a member of the public and wish to report any welfare/safeguarding concerns, please complete the online enquiry form or telephone:

0300 555 1384


For children living in the Hampshire Local Authority area, professionals should complete the online Inter-agency Referral Form for all social care referrals, information shares/requests and updates.  The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships and Children’s Trust Thresholds Chart can help you to identify the risks and types of services a family may need.

For urgent child protection enquiries, professionals can telephone: 01329 225379. The FAQ section includes detailed information regarding the Children’s Reception Team (CRT) and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

More information on how to make a referral can be found on the HIPS Procedures website.

In an emergency, call 999.

Concerned about someone working with children?

If you have a concern about a member of staff working with children (in either a paid or voluntary capacity), contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01962 876364.

For further guidance and the role of the LADO, please see Hampshire County Council’s guide on Allegations against people in a position of trust and the Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers HIPS Procedure.

Services for Children

For further information on all services for children, young people and their families in Hampshire please see the Family Information and Services Hub.

Other Local Authority Contacts

 Tel: 0300 555 1386

Tel: 0300 300 0117

Professionals should complete the online inter-agency referral form. For urgent Child protection enquiries, Professionals can telephone: 0300 300 0901.

Public: 023 8083 3336

Out of Hours (5:00pm – 8:30am): 023 8023 3344

Professionals should complete the online referral form or contact the Children’s Resource Service on 02380 83 3004 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm) or 02380 23 3344 (weekends, bank holidays and outside of office hours)

The Children’s Resource Service (

Tel: 023 9268 8793


Out of Hours (5:00pm – 8:30am): 0300 555 1373