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Keeping Children Safe from Abuse and Harm

There is a new service from Barnados called See Hear Respond .This can help quickly identify and support children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus.It includes some useful guidance and also details of how to seek support.

Locally families can also contact the Cornwall Early Help Hub who can give advice and also provide practical support.

It does not relplace the normal procedures that should be followed if you think a child has been harmed or is at risk of significant harm .

If you are worried about a child you can

  • Talk to the local safeguarding team on 0300 1231 116
  • If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call 999 and report your concern immediately to the police.

Published 19th July 2020

External Link Icon See Hear Respond
Getting in touch - self referral form
File icon: pdf Early Help Hub Leaflet [pdf 132KB] Click to download
The Early Help Hub coordinates additional support for children and families in Cornwall. Parents and professionals are allowed to make contact.

Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm

The Government have published guidance for parents on keeping their children safe. 

It contains the following information:-

  1. Protect children from domestic abuse
  2. Child sexual abuse and exploitation
  3. Crime, Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, violence and gangs
  4. Protect children from radicalisation
  5. Online child safety
  6. Mental health

 It can be accessed on each section link above or through the website link below


Published 19th  July 2020

We follow Government and NHS guidance. It is updated daily and we advise you to always check this advice