Most children generally enjoy a happy childhood within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case.
During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to keep them safe and protect them from future harm and we need to work together to make sure this happens.
Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
This part of the website is about helping parents, carers or guardians to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. By providing information on the many different forms of abuse and signposting you to where you can go to report a concern or get further help and support, we are ensuring that Safeguarding really is everyone’s business.
Together we can make a difference.
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child or young person contact your local Safeguarding Team
View more details about domestic abuse and how to get help
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.
Looking after a crying baby can be challenging and frustration can often lead to harm
Safer Sleeping is The Lullaby Trust’s national awareness campaign targeting anyone looking after a young baby.
View a range of information and resources to help you keep your child safe.
Report a Concern
To report concerns about a child in RCT call:
01443 425 006
To report concerns about an adult at risk in RCT call:
01443 425 003
To report concerns in Merthyr Tydfil call:
01685 725 000
To report concerns about adults at risk in Bridgend call:
To report concerns about children at risk in Bridgend call:
Emergency Out of hours contact number:
01443 743 665