Safeguarding children and young people

Children taking part in an RAF Youth & Stem Programme event in Scotland.

The Global Safeguarding Team at DCYP provides support, advice and direction across Defence in respect of all matters relating to safeguarding children and young people.

The day to day responsibility for providing statutory social work services is held by local authorities in the UK and our contracted social work services for overseas commands.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility, if you have Safeguarding concerns about a child in the UK, contact your local authority children’s services.

Cyprus, The Falklands, Brunei, Nepal, Gibraltar, contact SSAFA: SPOC Number 03000 111 723 or [email protected] (monitored Mon – Fri 08.30 – 17.00)

Germany, Europe, Canada, Kenya, Belize, USA, Saudi Arabia: contact Core Assets +44 808 168 3111 [email protected]

For any location not covered above please contact the Global Safeguarding Team on 01980 615563 or [email protected]

If you are concerned that someone is in immediate danger, contact the police. Where you suspect a crime has been/is being committed, you must also report this to the police.

Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP)

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