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
In an emergency, phone the police
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Above number or Text: 88858.
The BBSCB has produced a useful poster -
click here to see this poster