Concerned about a child or young person? Call 0345 603 7627

Reporting Concerns


CEOP - You can report online abuse through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website or the Internet Watch Foundation


The Police - If you have concerns about child exploitation, you can report them online at where you can also speak to an online Live Chat operator on weekdays between 10am and 9pm. Alternatively, you can ring 101.


Crimestoppers - You can report concerns anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or


If you are concerned about a child in Essex, call Children & Families Hub (Social Care): 0345 603 7627 or 0345 606 1212 (out of hours). 


If you are concerned about a child in Southend, call 01702 215007 or 0345 606 1212 (out of hours).


If you are concerned about a child in Thurrock, call 01375 652 802 or 01375 372 468 (out of hours).


If a child is in immediate danger, dial 999 and ask to speak to police.


Stop It Now! Child sexual abuse helpline - The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

This is a helpline for anyone worried about their own, or another person’s (adult or child) sexual behaviour or sexual interests. 


Report, Remove Tool - You can report a nude image or video using Childline's Report Remove tool