Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
What to do if you are worried about a child:
If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect you should you should call the MASH immediately:
Telephone: 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
This number will take you through to Customer Services who will ask a series of questions and triage into MASH where safeguarding concerns are raised.
The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699 (or call the Police on 999 in emergency situations).
If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and guidance: www.nspcc.org.uk