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If you are concerned about a child

If you think that a child or young person is being abused or neglected call the Children's Front Door on 01904 551900 or email childrensfrontdoor@york.gov.uk.

Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team on 01609 780780.


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It's not okay

Support our campaign to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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What difference do you make?

Being able to demonstrate improved outcomes for children and young people forms a vital part of working with families. Fill in a quick and easy web form to highlight work undertaken and what results have been for children and young people in York.

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Private Fostering

  • Is your child living with another family?
  • Is another family’s child living with you?

This may be a private fostering arrangement. Find out more private fostering and the laws around it.

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Procedures, guidance, forms, and information useful for child care professionals plus the Basic Awareness e-learning course.

Links to:


Children and young people

Includes information on being safe online, child protection conferences and general safeguarding advice

Parents, Carers and Public

Provides a wide range of safeguarding information and advice including information about the Children Act 1989, Child Protection Conferences and general advice for supporting and safeguarding children

Child deaths

Information and guidance relating to the Child Death Overview Panel and rapid response

Safeguarding Practice Reviews (Serious Case Reviews)

Reports of safeguarding practice reviews and serious case reviews