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Report a Concern – Public advice

Reporting a concern – Member of the Public

This page explains how to report a concern about a child as a Member of the Public.

If there is immediate risk of harm to a child, call the Police on 999

Buckinghamshire Council – First Response Team

If you are concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire, it is important that you talk to someone about this. Don’t ignore your concerns or delay taking action.

For urgent safeguarding concerns the quickest way to let the First Response team know is by calling them on:

01296 383962 between 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm Friday.

If you need an urgent response outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0800 999 7677.

You can make a referral to Buckinghamshire Council’s First Response Team by completing the referral online form

This form is to be used by anyone who has a concern about the safeguarding of a child. If you are a member of the public you can report any concerns anonymously using the online form or by phoning the numbers above to speaking to the First Response Team.



You can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (free service, lines open 24 hours a day). They will listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger.

You can also report concerns anonymously.

For further information or to report your concerns online visit the NSPCC Website Reporting A Concern

Concerns about staff working with children

If you have a concern about a member of staff working with children (in either a paid or voluntary capacity) please contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01296 382070 or