Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership

How to make a referral to Children's Services

If you have a concern about the safety of a CHILD or YOUNG PERSON (aged under 18) then you should talk to someone immediately, you can contact Together for Children - Sunderland on 0191 5205560  (available 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday); or the Out of Hours Team on 0191 520 5552 (also available 24 hours Saturday and Sunday)

In an emergency always call 999

Useful links for professionals when making referrals:

 SSCP Multi Agency Guide to Our Thresholds of Need 

 SSCP Neglect Toolkit 

Together for Children - Sunderland Referral Form

MSET Framework 


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