Contact us

If you are worried that a child is suffering or at risk of significant harm you can Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190. If it is an emergency, please call the police on 999 or 101.

If you needed contact us directly, you can email: or tel: 01629 535716. Alternatively you can write to:

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) 
Derbyshire County Council 
North Block 
County Hall 

Child referrals

If you're a professional wanting to make a child referral, please complete the Starting Point request for support form.

Read more about support for families and early help.

Advice and consultation

If you're a professional working with children and require advice, or support with safeguarding services please tel: 01629 535353, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. 

An experienced social worker will answer queries and signpost you to the correct contact point.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

For allegations against professionals, complete the Derby and Derbyshire LADO referral form in the report forms and templates section of our document library and email securely for the attention of LADO.


In urgent circumstances for advice and support tel: 01629 533190, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

Derbyshire Child Protection Manager for Education

tel: 01629 535353, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

Derbyshire child protection managers

For queries in relation to child protection plan conferences, tel: 01629 537879, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.