Help for families of vulnerable children

If you have a vulnerable child, you can sign up for additional support on the government website

Information about EHC assessments, plans and annual reviews

Read an update on EHC assessments, plans and annual reviews on the Rutland Information Service Local Offer website.

Charities and volunteer groups

You can find local and national charities and volunteer groups offering support to adults, families and children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) on the Rutland Information Service directory.

If you are worried about a child or young person

We need you to report any concerns you may have about child abuse or child neglect.

We’ve seen a drop in reports to our safeguarding team since social distancing guidelines were brought in to limit the spread of coronavirus. 

With all of us now staying at home there are fewer opportunities for abuse to be spotted, reported and stopped, so we need your help to make sure children are safe.

Please look and listen out for signs that may indicate neglect or abuse:

  • Very young children being left on their own
  • Children looking dirty or not changing their clothes
  • Children are withdrawn or anxious
  • Aggressive or repeated shouting
  • Sounds of hitting or banging and things being broken
  • Children crying for long periods of time
  • Relatives denied access to talk to children by phone or video call

Across the county, front doors are being kept closed. But our door is always open.

If you think something is wrong, please tell us straight away so we can check.

To report concerns about children’s welfare call 01572 758407 or email childrensreferrals@rutland.gov.uk 

Always call 999 and ask for the police if you think a child is in immediate danger

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