Report a Concern
Worries You May Have About A Child
Who can help?
Reporting a Concern
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm.
If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.
Telephone: 101 and ask for M.A.S.H. (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Outside of MASH hours, report to the Area Communications Room
In an emergency always call 999
If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm,
Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support (SCAS)
0300 111 8007
8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
8.30am- 4.30pm Friday
EDS (out of hours) Tel No. 0345 604 2886
Or email: email@example.com
Non-emergency – call Staffordshire Police on 101
What will happen next?
Social workers will follow up every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors and members of the child's family.
After this several things could happen:
- No further action will be taken
- Help and support will be offered to the family
- An investigation will take place
The NSPCC is a registered charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. On their website you can find advice on how you can keep children safe, where to go for help, and the latest news stories relating to child safety.