Safeguarding – who to contact

The Global Safeguarding Team at the Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) provides support and advice across defence on 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 contracted social work services for overseas commands.

If you have safeguarding concerns about a child in the UK, contact your local authority children’s services.

For overseas locations, the contacts are as follows:

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

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

For any location not covered above, contact the Global Safeguarding Team on 01980 615563 or

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.

For more information on DCYP, please click here.


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