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What will happen to the child and family?

Boy with head on his hands

Once enquires have been completed one or more of the following might happen:

  • no further action
  • support or advice offered to the family
  • referral to another agency for a service
  • referral to the appropriate legal system

    Where child protection concerns are identified:
  • An inter-agency meeting will be held to decide the best way to protect the child
  • In a small number of cases, immediate, emergency action may be necessary to protect the child