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Worried about a child?

Report a concern with a child

The safety and welfare of children – or child protection – is everybody’s business.​​​​

You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, child-minder, teacher, doctor or working for ​any organisation which has contact with children and young people.

In an emergency please dial 999​.

Otherwise you can contact the Child Protection Team:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) – 01708 433222

Out of hours/weekends – 01708 433999

Or Online you can refer via the EHM (Early Help & Troubled Families) Portal

To access the Portal, and to complete referrals, you can visit the Havering website on the below link and click the ‘Make A Referral Online’ button, which will take you directly to the Portal.
Report a concern with a child | The London Borough Of Havering

If you need any clarity re the process please call 01708 433222.

Make a referral online 

Havering EHM Portal (002)

If you wish to make a safeguarding referral to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, please click on the following link to complete a referral on the EHM Portal:

If you need any clarity re the process please call 01708 433222.


Other agencies

  • Call Childline on 0800 1111


You can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (free service, lines open 24 hours a day). They will listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger.

You can also report concerns anonymously.

For further information or to report your concerns online visit the NSPCC website Keeping Children Safe page.


It doesn’t have to be an emergency or a report about child abuse – you might be looking for guidance and support on issues affecting children. Whatever it is you’re worried about, NSPCC dedicated child protection specialists will be able to advise and take any necessary action. They also have advice about spotting the signs of child abuse.

You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000  (free service) or emailing The NSPCC voice Helpline is currently available 10am–2pm Tuesday to Friday. You can still email at any time for free, and you don’t have to say who you are. If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999 straight away.

For further information or to report your concerns online visit the

NSPCC Helpline | NSPCC

Concerns about staff working with children

Form must be completed and submitted immediately to the LADO if it is alleged that a person who works with children has:

  • Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to, a child
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children

Contact details

Havering Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Telephone: 01708 431653