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Isle of WightSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Reporting Concerns

If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused, you can make a referral to Isle of Wight Children's Services.

Public number: for Children's Reception Team tel: 0300 300 0117
In an Emergency ring 999

The Interagency Referral Form is available for professionals to send through to the Children's Reception Team. More information on how to make a referral can be found here.

If you are unsure, the Isle of Wight Procedures Manual will be able to help guide you or the Threshold Guidance which tells you which types of services a family may need to get support.

Alternatively you can call ChildLine for advice on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting


What to do if you're worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners