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Safeguarding children

If you are concerned about a child's welfare or safety you can discuss your concerns in confidence with the local childrens' services.

Phone: 03000 411111
Central Referrals Unit
Kroner House
Eurogate Business Park
Ashford, Kent, TN24 8XU


For further information please visit the Kent Safeguarding Children Board Website or use the contact numbers below:-

  • Kent and Medway Police - 101 for all non-emergency enquiries or 999 for an emergency
  • NSPCC national helpline - 0808 800 5000
  • Childline – 0800 1111


If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can get support and advice by contacting one of the agencies below:

  • Kent and Medway Police - 101 for all non-emergency enquiries or 999 for an emergency
  • Women's Aid 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247
  • One Stop Shop - 01303 212720 (Folkestone) / 01304 826110 (Dover)
  • Men's Advice Line - 0808 8010 327
  • Domestic abuse support services in Kent and Medway - visit website 

More information

      For more information on domestic abuse and its effects on women and children, visit the Women's Aid website.