How to raise a concern

If you are worried about a child, it is vital that you raise your concerns. Please contact your school’s DSL or the Trust’s DSL by calling 0118 324 7265 or contacting us through our dedicated safeguarding email address 

The following may help you to find out about a concern or source support. We are asking you to be brave, to speak up on behalf of a child, or an adult who may be at risk. 

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

All concerns should be discussed by calling  

For concerns out of hours contact the Wokingham Emergency Duty Service (EDS) - out of office hours:  

Telephone: 01344 351999

Children and young people growing up in the digital world use the internet as an everyday social utility, to communicate and to organise their lives. 

For general e-safety information and advice: 

Online Sexual Abuse 

Adult helpline: 0808 800 5000, 

Childline: 0800 1111 

Sadly, sometimes there are people out there who want to take advantage of our children. 

If you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of or experiencing abuse through exploitation it is vital that you take action. 

Contact your school’s DSL or the Trust’s  DSL 

For general information and advice: 

Bullying is when someone deliberately scares, intimidates, upsets, or harms someone else. If you suspect your child is being bullied always talk to your school. 

For general advice and information: 

Mental health issues can affect children and young people from all walks of life. It is important that Children & Young people feel supported and encouraged to find help and safe ways to cope with their thoughts and feelings. 

For general advice and information: 

The focus of Prevent is on the significant threat posed by international terrorism and those in the UK who are inspired by it. 

Channel is a voluntary, confidential programme which safeguards people identified as susceptible to being drawn into terrorism. 

For advice and information: 

The phenomenon known as ‘county lines’ is a term used to describe the expansion of city drug dealing into importing areas within the UK. The term is used when drug gangs from large urban cities expand their operations into other cities, smaller towns, coastal or rural areas, often using violence to drive out local dealers, by exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs.

The National Crime Agency


Catch 22