All children have a right to be well looked after and protected from harm. North Yorkshire County Council's children and young people's service investigate all cases when people are worried that a child may be at risk of being harmed or is not being looked after properly.
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If you are worried about a child or a young person under the age of 19, you should contact the children and young people's service through the customer services centre. If your concern is outside of normal office hours, you should contact the emergency duty team.
All calls about concerns you may have for a child are taken seriously. Calls can be taken in confidence.
For more details about the service provided by the emergency duty team, see the social care - out of hours support page.
The safeguarding - general information page provides details about organisations who can offer support to children, young people and families on a wide range of safeguarding issues, such as child protection; domestic violence; health; and risk taking behaviours.
Customer services centre (social care enquiries)
Full contact details for the customer services centre, including how to call in personally, can be found email@example.com
Tel: 0845 034 9410
Fax: 01609 532009
Emergency duty firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0845 034 9417
Fax: 01347 824648 (out of hours only). For all other faxes, please ring in advance to obtain the fax number to ensure people's confidentiality is maintained.