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What to do if you are worried about a child

Information for Professionals

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How to spot signs of abuse

As a childcare professional, you have a responsibility to the children you care for and, because of your close contact with them, you may be the first person to spot early signs and symptoms of abuse.

What to do if you have concerns

If you have concerns follow the procedures on the Berkshire Child Protection Procedures Online website.

Allegations about a Colleague or Professional

If you have concerns or suspicions about a colleague or professional/carer (including volunteers), you must report them. Talk to a Manager or Designated Officer. Please click on your local authority link below to be directed to the correct page if you are concerned about an adult working with children.

West Berkshire

Reading

Wokingham

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Berkshire Child protection Procedures Online

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child, you should report your concerns to your local authority. Please click on your local authority link below to be directed to the correct page.

Call 999 in an emergency if you believe a child is in immediate danger