Children's Services

In Rhondda Cynon Taf Children’s Services, we aim for all children and young people to have the best start in life, where they can learn and grow safely.

We recognise that sometimes you and your family may need additional support to achieve this. We offer a wide range of support from information, advice and early help to responding as part of our legal duties to when a child may be at risk of harm. We can work with you and your family to make the changes that matter to you. View further information about Our Values and Vision.

Report a concern about the safety of a child or young person

Day time - Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm: 01443 425006
Out of hours and in an emergency only - From 5pm to 8:30am and during Weekends and Public Holidays (24hours): 01443 743665
For professional use only: C1 Referral Form


Help and Support for Families

 General information, advice, and guidance for families.

Children's Support and Safeguarding Services

Advice and support for those who are receiving Children’s Services advice and interventions.


Information for Children and Young People

Children and young people’s websites and advice for children and young people who are receiving children’s services support.

Information for 16+

Advice for young people aged 16+ receiving support from Children’s Services, who are leaving care, are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

Information for parents, carers and families.

View information about how to become a foster carer and information about Adoption and Special Guardianship Orders (Caring for a child outside the home/ children living away from their birth parents).
Young Carers are children and young people under 18 who provide or intend to provide care for a sick or disabled parent, adult or sibling.
The Youth Justice Service provides a statutory duty to young people who are charged with criminal offences. We also deliver a Prevention project. 
Support and advice to make sure you get your views heard.