Preventing children from harm

We have sourced information, advice and guidance on Abuse, Bullying, and Online Safety which are aimed at keeping children, young people and their families safe. 

Please read our staying safe advice before contacting a service or activity.

Every Local Authority must have a local safeguarding children board to protect and promote the welfare of children and young people. Read more about the Hounslow Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) 

If you suspect ill treatment of a child or young person or you are not coping, you can:

  • Call Children’s Services on 020 8583 6600 (option 2)
  • Email:
  • Out of hours (after 5pm weekdays or weekends) call 020 8583 2222
  • If the child is in immediate danger call 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.