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Children's Social Care

Rochdale Children's Social Care


If you are unsure a child may be suffering but are worried, or if you are concerned a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please contact our Safeguarding Children's Unit using the contact details.

If you think a child is in immediate danger - dial 999.


When to contact us

You should contact us if you feel:

  • A child needs protection – if you feel a child is suffering harm, neglect or abuse, we can investigate and act to protect the child.
  • A family is under stress – we can offer support and advice and help families access support from other services.
  • A child is seriously ill or disabled – we can arrange an assessment of the child’s and family’s needs and provide support.


Signs of abuse

There are a number of ways to identify if a child is suffering from abuse, neglect or may be in harms way.

For further information on the signs and indicators of abuse please see the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership website.


Who to contact


0300 303 0440 Office hours
0300 303 8875 Out of office hours



Where to go

Name of venue

Number One Riverside

Venue address

Floor 4
Smith Street


OL16 1XU


Time / Date Details

Session Information

Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm
Emergency/Out of office hours: Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30am, anytime weekends and bank holidays