If you are concerned about an immediate risk to the safety of a child please call Customer First on 0808 800 4005.
Effective early help relies upon us all working together, providing local support as soon as a problem arises at any point in a child’s life, from early years through to the teenage years and into early adulthood. Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. By identifying emerging problems, sharing information with other professionals and targeting assessed need, positive outcomes for children, young people and their families are increased.
Early help is a form of targeted activity, with a specific action or actions being put in place to address a defined issue or combination of issues. It therefore forms part of a continuum of activity in supporting families.
If you have any concerns about a child or adult at school, please contact one of our designated safeguarding leads.
Suffolk County Council - Protecting People at Risk advice
Family Lives (previously known as parent line) - Guidance and advice on parenting and family matters, including a confidential advice line
Childline - 24hour help and advice