North Yorkshire County Council

If you are worried about a child or a young person under the age of 19, you should ring our customer services centre on 01609 780780.

This is available outside of office hours. The Minicom number is 01609 779838.

All calls are taken seriously and can be taken in confidence. In an emergency, always ring 999

City of York Council

Children's Front Door (Social Care) 01904 551900

Outside office hours (weekends and on public holidays) contact the emergency duty team telephone: (01609) 780780

North Yorkshire Police: 999 or 0845 606024 (Ask for control room - *EMERGENCIES ONLY*)

The police should only be called where there is immediate danger to a young person. If it is believed that there is no immediate danger, contact should be directed towards North Yorkshire County Council or City of York Council services.

Safeguarding Children Boards

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board


City of York Safeguarding Children Board


North Yorkshire – Report adult abuse

Reporting abuse

If you or the person you are concerned about is in danger and immediate action is required, you should ring the emergency services on 999.

If you or the person you are concerned about is not in immediate danger, you should ring our customer services centre on 01609 780780. This includes outside of office hours. The Minicom number is 01609 779838.

Service providers in the statutory, voluntary or independent sectors should use the SA-A inter-agency safeguarding adults concerns form (docx / 209 KB) to report abuse.

York - Report adult abuse

If you're not sure what to do to protect a vulnerable adult our Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) can give you advice.

To report a crime:

  • in an emergency, contact the police, tel: 999
  • if the person is not in immediate danger, contact the police, tel: 101

To report a safeguarding concern:

  • contact adult social care, tel: 01904 555111 (office hours) or fax 01904 554055
  • hearing impaired customers can use the text facility 07534 437804 and generic fax number 01904 554017
  • out of hours, tel: 01609 534527
  • use the Safeguarding Adults 'concern form' and return this by email or post to Adult Social Care

National Support Organisations

Ann Craft Trust

As a leading authority in safeguarding disabled children and adults from abuse, the Ann Craft Trust want to live in a world where people live safely, free from the risk of abuse.

Through pioneering training, practice reviews and contributing to world-leading research, they support organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm.

Their work is dedicated to key issues affecting disabled children and adults at risk including forced marriage, financial abuse, sexual exploitation and disability hate crime.

Telephone: 01159515400


The Ann Craft Trust
Centre for Social Work,


1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect. That's why, across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, The NSPCC are working to protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.

But they can't reach every child without your help.

Their 'Every Day' campaign shows the amazing difference we can make together – real stories told by real NSPCC practitioners and volunteers about the children and families they've worked with and the life-changing impact they've seen.

Help for adults concerned about a child
Call us on 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people
Call Childline on 0800 1111


Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales.

The Unit was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.

This followed a series of high profile cases of abuse of young athletes by those in positions of trust such as coaches in the sports.

Telephone: 0116 3665580


0800 1111

North Yorkshire Sport Safeguarding Officers

Damien Smith

Head of Development - Lead Safeguarding Officer

01423 637652


Garth de Roux

People Development Manager - Deputy Safeguarding Officer

01423 637662

Simon Pierce

Health and Wellbeing Manager - Deputy Safeguarding Officer

01423 637657

07414 911218

For further information and North Yorkshire Safeguarding Contacts, please download the full contacts document below