Safeguarding Children

Welcome to the North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (NSSCB) website

What is on the website?

The website provides a range of information for professionals, parents, children and young people in relation to safeguarding children in North Somerset.  There is information for parents to help to safeguard their children that includes using private tutors and action to take when children go missing.   There is information for children and young people that includes useful helpline numbers and information about involvement with social care services.  There is also a range of national, regional and local guidance for practitioners who are working with children and families.

Are You Worried about a child?

If you are currently worried about a child who you believe is at risk, being ill-treated or neglected, please speak to the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 01275 888808.

Normal office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am until 5pm and Friday from 8.45am until 4.30pm.

Outside these hours contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.  If the line is engaged please leave your name and number on the answering machine and we will call you back as soon as possible.  Alternatively, contact your local police station on 0845 670 000 or if a child is in immediate danger dial 999.

For further information download the Government's What to do if you're worried a child is being abused guidance.

How to use this website

Please use the menu headings on the left of your page to access the section of the site most relevant to your needs.  You may, of course, also explore other areas of the site if you wish to.  You will also find some 'quick links' to the right of your page to some of the most frequently used sections of the site.  All of the downloadable documents on this website are in PDF format.

We want to make sure that children and young people feel safe and cared for in North Somerset and hope that this website is useful to those who want to know more about the work of the NSSCB.  It is accessible to children, young people and families and communities as well as professionals working with children.  The website will be updated on a regular basis.

What is the Safeguarding Children Board?

The North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board brings together representatives of each of the main agencies responsible for promoting children's welfare, and helping to protect them from abuse and neglect.  For more detail about the board see the section 'Who are we'.


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