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Are you Worried About a Child?

We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

If you think a child or young person is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, you must speak to someone immediately. You can ring the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) on 01234 718700 (office hours) or ring 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).

In an emergency, phone the police 999.

You can also contact the  MASH (Multi Agency Support Hub) using the Enquiry Form

This form should be used to make enquires to the MASH on any issue relating to the safeguarding of children and young people. The form should be sent to multiagency@bedford.gov.uk or mash@bedford.gcsx.gov.uk.

Early help assessments should still be completed on the Early Help Assessment Form - see the Early Help page for more details.

If your concern is of an immediate safeguarding nature then please contact MASH on 01234 718700 during office hours (08:45 - 17:20 Monday to Thursday; 08:45 - 16:20 on a Friday or out of office hours please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 300 8123.

 

Bedfordshire Police - Public Protection Unit - 01234 846960.

Worried about a child  Above number or Text: 88858. Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

 

The BBSCB has produced a useful poster - please click here to see this poster

 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website