Childrens Services – Isle of Wight
If you are or a member of the public and are concerned about a child’s safety or welfare please contact 0300 300 0117.
If a child is in immediate danger or at serious risk of harm, call the police on 999.
Children’s Social Care services are responsible for taking the lead for responding to concerns about children and young people from the public and other professionals. If a crime against a child may have been committed, the police will also become involved.
Children can be harmed in many ways, through physical, sexual or emotional abuse and through neglect of their basic needs. These can all take place in the home, in the school, at clubs and sports facilities and elsewhere in the community.
We promise to handle the case sensitively taking into account the background and circumstances of the child and family.
We believe that all children and young people on the Isle of Wight have a right to enjoy the best physical and mental health. We have a legal duty to protect them from harm and neglect, to make sure they feel safe and to offer support to parents and carers.
You can contact us on the below number if any of the following points are of concern:
- You believe that a child or young person is being abused or is at risk in some way.
- You feel you are at risk of abusing a child or young person.
- You are a child being abused.
Please contact 0300 300 0117 if you are concerned about a child or need information about children’s services. This number is for the general public and runs 24 hours a day.