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How to report a concern

Within the Western Isles we know that procedures and professionals alone cannot keep children safe, but that together with a vigilant public we can reduce the risks to children who are in need of protection.

Often family, friends and neighbours are well placed to know what daily life is like for children and can be the first to identify concerns and families that are struggling and in need of additional support.

Too often we think that someone will be doing something. That professionals must be aware of worries about a child or that someone else will be reporting what is happening.  This is not always the case. 

If you have concerns about a child, please tell us.

If a child is in danger or at immediate risk you should phone the Police on 999. 

For other risks and concerns you should phone Duty Social Work 01851 822 749 during the working week. Out of Hours, please contact Faire on 01851 701 702.