Early Help Offer and Safeguarding
The Hounslow Early Help Offer is a collection of services which aim to provide effective support to families as soon as difficulties start, to prevent them from getting worse. These services cover a range of areas, from parenting to health to education to specialist support for teenagers.
The Hounslow Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) main role is to coordinate what is done locally to protect and promote the welfare of children and young people in Hounslow. The board is made up of statutory and voluntary partners, representatives from Health, Children’s Services, Police, Probation, the Community and Voluntary Sector.
Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. If you think that a child or young person is at risk from abuse or neglect, contact us immediately.
If you suspect ill treatment of a child or young person you can:
- Call Children’s Services on 020 8583 6600 (option 2)
- Email: email@example.com
- Out of hours (after 5pm weekdays or weekends) call 020 8583 2222 and ask to speak to the duty social worker
If you feel urgent action is needed contact the police on 999.
If you are uncertain, you might find it helpful to discuss your worries with someone you know who works with children and families. This could be a teacher, school nurse, health visitor or social worker.
It is important to act fast if you suspect abuse as some signs of abuse can disappear quickly. You do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.