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Concerns about a child

If you are concerned about a child for any reason, please use the following contact numbers; however, if it is an emergency situation (e.g. a child is in danger or has been left alone) please contact the Police on 999

East Sussex Single Point of Advice (SPoA)
Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.
Phone: 01323 464222

Emergency Duty Service (Out of Hours)

Call the Emergency Duty Service out of hours from 5pm to 8.30am (after 4.30pm on Fridays) and during the weekends and bank holidays if you have a serious concern about a child’s welfare that cannot wait until the following working day. This out of hours service covers East Sussex and Brighton & Hove

Phone 01273 335905 or 01273 335906


If you are concerned about a professional or volunteer who works with children, please see the LADO page 

Vulnerable Adults (concerns about an adult)

Adult Social Care – contact us if you want to report abuse or neglect:

Phone: 0345 60 80 191
Text: 07797 878 111

Email: Health and Social Care Connect

Contact the Police on 101 or in an emergency 999

Adults – Out of hours (emergency) support

Outside of normal office hours our Emergency Duty Service will respond to serious Adult Social Care issues that cannot wait until the next working day. The contact details for this service are:

Phone: 01323 636399

Also see:  East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Also see: East Sussex – Adult Social Care – concerns