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Contacting the Children’s Services Department in Hampshire

Children's services are provided by the local authority for the area in which a family lives. If your child attends a Hampshire school but you live outside Hampshire, you should:

Please find details of how to contact us below. You can also submit online comments, suggestions, enquiries or information requests through our online enquiry form.




Children's Services

  • reporting concerns for child welfare
  • general education enquiries
  • finding childcare
  • sources of help and support
  • fostering
  • adoption
  • children with special needs
  • general children related enquiries

0845 603 5620*

Please note: Emails are dealt with during normal office hours Monday to Friday. At other times please telephone 0845 603 5620 *.

Further information regarding Child Protection

Out of hours contact telephone number for Children's Services

0845 600 4555*

Please note - in an emergency call 999

School Admissions

  • information about applying to attend Hampshire schools.

0845 603 5623*

Youth Support Services

  • Things to do, places to go, people to talk to
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Getting involved and volunteering
  • Targeted support

0845 603 5621*

* Hampshire County Council call charges:

Calls to 0845 numbers are free on some BT call plans but will cost between 4p (local rate) and 6p (national rate) per minute for BT customers not on a plan. Calls made using other service providers or mobiles may cost more. Alternatively call 01329 225398 for non-social care lines and 01329 225 380 for social care lines – standard and local rates may apply to this number.

Opening times:

Non-social care lines

Opening hours 8am – 8pm, Mon – Fri. 9.30am – 4pm, Sat.

Social care lines

Opening hours 8.30am – 5pm, Mon – Thurs. 8.30am – 4.30pm Fri.

Hampshire County Council: 01962 841841

Use this number if you have a named person you would like to contact in Children’s Services.

Contacts for neighbouring authorities


Write to us

Hampshire County Council
The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ


DX 2510 Winchester

Phone us

  • 01329 225398
  • 0845 603 5625 Minicom for hearing and speech impaired customers in Hampshire
  • 01962 841841 Main switchboard

Visit us

Headquarters opening times:
8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Hampshire County Councillors