What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

If you believe somebody is in immediate danger, phone 999.

To speak to somebody about a child protection issue

Social Services (daytime) 0345 603 7627
Social Services (eve/weekend) 0345 606 1212

For serious mental health concerns

EWMHS referrals 0300 300 1600
EWMHS (out of hours) 0300 555 1201

Please be aware that you can visit the Accident and Emergency Department of hospitals in the event of a mental health crisis.

The following contacts may also be useful for advice and help

Samaritans 116 123
Essex Police (non-emergency) 101
ChildLine 0800 1111
NHS Direct 111
kooth.com (anonymous online support for young people until 10pm)