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What to do if you are worried about a child

It is everybody’s responsibility to keep children and young people safe. If you’re concerned that a child is being abused or neglected you should report it so that the child can be protected.

If you are a member of the public and think the child is in immediate danger or in a life threatening situation you should call the police.

For all other less urgent concerns speak to somebody in the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team​. The trained professionals will listen to your concerns and make decisions about the next steps to ensure the child’s safety and wellbeing.

An important message for Parents and Carers from the FAO Safeguarding Lead