All children and young people have the right to live in safety, without emotional cruelty, neglect, violence or sexual abuse.
More information is available in the "What to do if you're worried a child is being abused" document which is available to download from the related documents section.
If you are worried about a child, please tell us your concerns so that we can help.
Call Derbyshire (Starting Point)
You can contact Call Derbyshire (Starting Point) on tel: 01629 533190. They are open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.
If you are a professional, after contacting Starting Point please complete the child referral form.
There is also a new advice and consultation line for professionals working with children. Tel: 01629 535353 Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm to speak to an experienced social worker.
Out of Hours Emergency Rapid Response Team
Telephone: 01629 532600
Telephone: 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for all emergencies.
You can also talk to a teacher, doctor or health visitor.
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