We all have a duty to notify the authorities if we know of a child who is being neglected or abused. This means that you have a duty to make a note of concern to the authorities if you become aware of such conditions.
A note of concern is a message to the Child Welfare Services. The purpose is to inform the Child Welfare Services that a child may need help.
A note of concern is a sign of care for the child, and can be very important for the child in question, but it can also be a welcome help for a family. The notification can lead to concrete measures that improve the child's situation at home. This may, for example, be about family counselling sessions, support or family treatment. Most often, a solution is found in the child's home, but sometimes it is necessary to take other measures.