Together, we can tackle child abuse

Published Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Bromley Council is once again working with the Department for Education (DfE) to raise awareness of what to do when worried about a child.

The clear message is ‘keeping our children safe is everyone’s business’. The main aim is to give members of the public confidence to act on their suspicions and make a report if they see or hear something that concerns them. 

Bromley Council is committed to keeping children safe and has placed ‘ambitious for all our children’ at the heart of its Building a Better Bromley priorities. Following its support for ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ – the campaign launched last year by DfE – the council will again be letting local people know what to do if they are concerned, through its website, posters and social media. 

“Sometimes, it’s difficult for people to speak out, but if you have a feeling that something’s not quite right, talk to Bromley’s social care team who can look into it. Every call counts - last year, 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help” said Councillor Peter Fortune, Executive Councillor for Education and Children’s Services.

Councillor Fortune added, “It is crucial that people contact our dedicated safeguarding team, or a social worker, if they suspect that a child is being abused or neglected. We understand people’s concerns about reporting, but it is likely that your report could form a part of a bigger picture. If we all involve ourselves now, we help to remove our children and young people from harm’s way.”

Are you worried about a child in the borough?

If you think it, report it. Visit: www.bromley.gov.uk/worriedaboutachild

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Notes for editors:

  • In addition to the Department for Education’s campaign, Bromley Council has also helped to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation as part of National CSE week from 18 March. Bromley police and the council have been giving out information via social media throughout the week. 
  • For media enquiries, please contact Susie Clark in Corporate Communications, on 020 8461 7911 or email susie.clark@bromley.gov.uk