Child protection enquiries

What is an enquiry?

It’s what social workers do when we need to make sure that children are Ok. Sometimes, adults or other young people hurt children or make them feel bad or afraid. This shouldn’t happen- if it’s happens to you, social workers are here to help and find out what’s going on.

What do children’s social workers do?

Our job is to listen to what you want to tell us. Sometimes a police officer will come with us when we visit you so that they can listen too. The most important thing to remember is that you’ve done nothing wrong. You’re not in any kind of trouble. Please ask us questions at any time and tell us what you think should happen.

What happens next?

We will also need to talk to other people, such as your family. We need to find out what happened and why. The most important thing to remember is that you’ve done nothing wrong. You’re not in any kind of trouble. We want to see if you need our help.

When we have spoken to all the people we need to speak to, we will decide what should happen. It may be that nothing needs to happen. Or we may give your family some help and advice. Sometimes we need to call a meeting called a Child Protection Conference