Updated: May 12, 2022
Lighthouse International responds to include social services contact numbers here on our website following suggestions on Reddit that someone ought to report the organisation.
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There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children- Nelson Mandela
In light of the illegal and increasingly vicious trolling that Lighthouse International Group has received from a handful of aggrieved ex-partners and other trolls, along with a recent false libellous article in the Daily Mail, one of the anonymous trolls stated that maybe they should contact the local social services because they believe we are not qualified to work with vulnerable children.
Paul Stephen Waugh addressed this suggestion and we will be providing details of national child social services numbers on our website, so if they wish to report us and anyone else, they can.
Here is exactly what the anonymous troll “Impossible-488” said to the rest of the trolls on Reddit:
“On the vulnerable children thing, maybe we should report them to the relevant local Children’s Services? Because in what way are Lighthouse goons in any way qualified to work with vulnerable children?
You could argue, and I would, that turning children, not even those defined as vulnerable, away from families / friends is child mental abuse. They’re not qualified, monitored and regulated Social Workers.”
We are not here to play games with these trolls, especially when it comes to the safety and well-being of children, so we invite the anonymous troll to call social services if they believe they need to report us. If they are truly concerned, they need to get their facts and evidence in order and take action. We have even provided them with details to assist because we have absolutely nothing to hide. In fact, all our children here know they are protected and safe because we are holding people accountable to their destructive and murderous behaviour.
Kris Deichler, a Lighthouse International Associate partner, published an article on why the trolls' behaviour warrants them being called trolls; it highlights that they have absolutely no concern for anyone except themselves, much to say the welfare of children.
So, whilst they continue in their hateful attacks, we will carry on with our crucial, vital and critical service in helping children and adults alike.
Phone numbers for urgent reporting of child abuse and of national child social services
The following is a list of phone numbers for urgent reporting of suspected child abuse and national social services which will also be published on our website. We are currently building a list of these numbers as there isn’t a directory in place for these very important points of contact:
Urgent reporting of child abuse
Calls to 999 or 101 are free, you’ll be asked for your details, but you can choose not to share them.
Call 999 if the child is at immediate risk.
If it’s not an emergency, you can report the crime online or call 101.
Report child abuse to local social services
If you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused, contact the child(ren) social care team at their local council. The numbers are listed below:
Birmingham City Council Children's Services
Telephone number: 0121 303 1888
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service
Telephone number: 01296 383 293
Coventry City Council -Children Services Department
Telephone number: 024 7678 7980
Leicestershire County Council - Children & Young People's Services
Telephone number: 0116 232 3232
Milton Keynes Social Services
Telephone number: 01908 253 169
Northamptonshire County Council Social Services
Telephone number: 0300 126 1000
Oxfordshire Family Information Services
Telephone number: 01865 323 332
Southampton Children's Social Services
Telephone number: 023 8083 3336
Swindon Social Services
Telephone number: 01793 445 500
Warwickshire social services
01926 414 144 (Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5.30pm and Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)
01926 886 922 (For outside of hours)
National NSPCC number (For adults to report child abuse)
Telephone number: 0808 800 5000 (Monday to Friday, 8am and 10pm and 9am and 6pm at the weekends)
Email: (For outside of hours) email@example.com
If you want to know more about how you can help vulnerable children or want help to become a more effective parent, please get in touch with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.