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Children’s social care staff have got Christmas covered for families

22 December 2017

Councillor Kieran Heakin.

Rochdale Borough Council's children's social care team are going to be working hard all over Christmas, maintaining our support and safeguarding services to families across the borough.

Our staff will be working in our early help and safeguarding hub dealing with any emergencies to ensure children and their families are safeguarded, supported and cared for. This is all part of our work across the council where we are ensuring that help and support will be available to those most in need throughout the festive break.

'This is all part of our work across the council where we are ensuring that help and support will be available to those most in need throughout the festive break'

Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for Children's Services said: "It is really important that our support and safeguarding services for families remains over this festive period, maintaining our vital support for them and I would like to thank staff for their dedication."

Our emergency number for children's social care services (0300 303 8875) will be staffed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the weekend of Saturday, 30 December 2017 and Sunday, 31 December 2017.  

On the other days over Christmas, the usual children's social care phone line (0300 303 0440) will be available for families to get in touch with us, between 8.45am-4.45pm. Outside of those times, people should call the emergency number.

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