Worried about a child?
If you wish to contact the BFG SB about another matter (not to report concerns about a child) please go to Contact Us.
lf you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer Significant Harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse – or if you are concerned about your own behaviour and need advice or support should contact the Central Referral Team or the Service Police.
Central Referral Team
(These numbers will be answered day and night)
From a civilian phone: 0800 724 3176
Royal Military Police (RMP) - Emergency Numbers
In the case of an emergency the Military Police have the following dedicated emergency numbers, which will be answered 24 hours a day. Never hesitate to use them if you need to report a concern about a child’s welfare.
- Paderborn – 79 2222 (From a civilian telephone: 05254 98 2222)
- BFG Crimeline: 0800 184 2222 (Free from anywhere in Germany)
RMP Non-Emergency Numbers
For non-emergencies you can contact your local Military Police Station on the following numbers:
- Paderborn: 79 - 2223 (From a civilian telephone: 05254 98 2223)
Army Welfare Service (AWS)
Office hours only:
Covers: Paderborn, Sennelager, Gütersloh, Bielefeld, Herford, Elmpt and EJSU
Tel: 05254 982 4340 (Paderborn / Sennelager)
Tel: 05241 84 3321 (Gütersloh / Bielefeld / Herford / Elmpt / EJSU)
OUT OF HOURS: You can contact an Out of Hours Duty Welfare Officer through your Garrison Staff Duty Officer.
Allegations about a Colleague/Professional
If your concerns or suspicions are about a colleague or professional/carer (including volunteers), you must report them. You should also talk to an independent professional if you are concerned about your own behaviour.
Talk to a Manager or Designated Professional, assuming they aren’t implicated – if they are, talk to the Central Referral Team (contact details above).