Child protection

Our child protection policy

We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people are protected and kept safe from harm while engaged in services that we organise and provide.

This policy applies to all situations within our operation, which could involve children or young people - for example, children in a council reception area or council home visits where children or young people are present. The policy applies to every elected member, staff member, volunteer and anyone working on our behalf and/or representing us.

Child protection services - Buckinghamshire County Council

During office hours (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Friday) please contact the High Wycombe Duty team.

For emergencies out of office hours, contact the Emergency Duty team for advice.

Other organisations who can help

These organisations offer help and advice 24-hours a day. You can also visit their websites using the links below.


  • Telephone: 0800 1111

Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK to talk about any problem.


  • Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Free 24-hour helpline for children and adults.


  • Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (for the cost of a local call)

24-hour helpline providing confidential emotional support for people in distress or despair.