Health and Wellbeing

Barnados launches new service to support at-risk children

Barnados' poster - young girl looking vulnerable at the camera

Posted on: 24 July 2020

Barnados has launched a new service this week to support vulnerable children and young people who are exposed to even more risk during coronavirus.

It’s called See, Hear, Respond.  It’s Government-funded, and it brings together a coalition of national and local charities to identify and support vulnerable young people.

The aim is to provide early intervention before children reach a threshold for significant harm, where statutory services become involved.

If you think that a child is in immediate risk of harm, call 999.  If you have concerns about a child’s health or wellbeing, you can report it anonymously to Devon’s Multi agency Safeguarding Hub on 0345 155 1071 or email

To find out more or to report a concern to See, Hear, Respond, visit the Barnados website.  A helpline is available for parents/carers/children wishing to make a referral or for more information. Please call 0800 157 7015.


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