People, young and old, have a fundamental human right to live a life free from harm and abuse, which is also a basic and essential requirement for their health and well-being. Keeping people of all ages safe is everybody’s business and responsibility.

Children

If you have concerns regarding a child’s welfare or that they may be a risk of harm, please contact the relevant Duty and Assessment Team at East Sussex County Council.

Duty and Assessment Team (Hastings and Rother)
Ground floor,
Ocean House, 87-89 London Road,
St Leonards-on-Sea,
East Sussex TN37 6DH

Phone: 01424 724144
Fax: 01424 724122

Duty and Assessment Team West (Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden)
1st Floor,
St Mark’s House, 14 Upperton Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex BN21 1EP

Phone: 01323 747373

All relevant information can be found on the East Sussex County Council website

Adults at risk

If you have concerns regarding an adult at risk of abuse or neglect, please contact Adult Social Care at East Sussex County Council as detailed below:

Phone: 0345 60 80 191

Email: Social Care Direct

Text: 07797 878 111

All relevant information can be found on the East Sussex County Council website at https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare/worried/report/