Child Protection Enquiries

What is an Enquiry?

It’s what we do when we need to make sure that children are OK. Sometimes adults or other young people hurt children or make them feel bad or afraid. This shouldn’t happen – if it happens to you we are here to help, and to find out what is going on.

Who we are

We are social workers.  Our job is to listen to what you want to tell us.  Sometimes we work together with the police on enquiries.  Please ask us questions at any time. We are interested in what you think should happen.

What Happens Next?

We will also need to talk to other people, such as your family, and others who may know you well such as school, or your GP. We need to find out what happened and why. The most important thing to remember is that you’ve done nothing wrong. You’re not in any kind of trouble. We want to see if you need our help.

When we’ve gathered all this information, we will decide what should happen. We will listen to your views. It may be that nothing needs to happen, or we may give your family some support and advice. Sometimes we need to call a meeting called a Child Protection Conference.