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
When making a referral practitioners can identify a child's / young person's level of need and indicate what the most appropriate referral pathway is to access and meet those needs by referencing the SSCP Multi Agency Guide to Our Thresholds of Need
Advice and guidance about how and when to use Early Help paperwork, or on any other aspect of early help and intervention, can be obtained from the Early Help Advice and Allocations Team on 0191 561 4084, or by emailing Together for Children - Sunderland at EHAAT@togetherforchildren.org.uk
Should concerns relate to Neglect, practitioners should consult the updated SSCP Neglect Toolkit.
If you need to make a safeguarding referral about a child or young person who has been or may be hurt or neglected or who has significant vulnerabilities please use the Together for Children - Sunderland Referral Form
If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of an adult, further information can be found here.