Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.
We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
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,
contact Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service.
Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service:
Phone: 0800 1313 126
Open: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886
Mobile: 07815 492613
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:
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.
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? Take a look at our online safety page or below are links to further information regarding E-Safety that can help you stay safe online: