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Reporting a child protection issue

If you have a concern or information about an organisation or individual, you must pass this immediately to your local DofE Leader or Licensed Organisation contact in the first instance (your Licensed Organisation contact can be found through your eDofE account or here). You can also speak to the Child Protection Officer at the DofE Head Office: Tel 01753 727400 or email safeguarding@DofE.org

In addition, the NSPCC provides a free 24-hour Child Protection Helpline, staffed by experienced social work counsellors, which provides confidential counselling, information and advice for those in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The telephone number is 0808 800 5000. If using this service, please state at the outset that you are an adult seeking advice and information so that your call can be directed to an appropriate person.

In Scotland, the Child Protection Line helpline, established by the Scottish Executive will provide information about what steps to take if you are concerned about a child. The helpline may be contacted 24 hours a day on 0800 022 3222.