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Guidance about responsibilities, rights and the law in England relating to children

There are legal safeguards and rights that protect children in the UK. It is important that everyone living in the UK understands, respects and abides by these. The document below – given in English, Ukrainian and Russian – explains the main elements.


If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in Devon,
please complete the request for support online form.


If you think that the child is at risk of significant harm,
contact our Front Door directly by calling 0345 155 1071.


In an emergency call 999.