Who to contact for help

Please note that we are unable to provide advice and guidance on specific safeguarding or child protection issues. If you have concerns about a specific child or children being at risk you should contact one of the following:

In Brighton & Hove

Contact the Advice, Contact and Assessment Centre (ACAS) on 01273 295920 or email ACAS@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk. Outside of office hours you should call 01273 335905 / 335906.


Safety Net operate in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. We can provide safeguarding and child protection training for professionals at any location within the UK. However, if you have immediate safeguarding or child protection concerns relating to a specific child or children, please click here for advice and phone numbers for the NSPCC.

In the case of an emegency or immediate risk to a child or young person

Call the police on 999.


Children can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit their website at www.childline.org.uk. Calls are free, they won’t appear on any phone bills (mobile or landline) and callers will be listened to without judgement.