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Safeguarding Children Board

Report a safeguarding concern

Contact the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH): 

  • Office hours: 01234 718700
  • Out of hours: 0300 300 8123

You can also email a completed MASH Enquiry Form (Word, 272KB) to or

In an emergency, phone the police on 999.

View our page on reporting a safeguarding concern

Safeguarding Children Board

We want to make sure that children and young people feel safe and cared for in Bedford Borough.

By law every local authority must have a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) looking after the safety of children and young people in their area. Ours is called the Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board.

Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board is made up of local multi agency representatives. Our role is to ensure that local agencies provide the best possible services for safeguarding children and the young people of Bedford Borough by ensuring:

You can find out more about our board and its work in:

See our latest Learning Improvement Framework and the Communications Strategy (PDF). 

Our aim for this site is to provide a useful resource for the community of Bedford Borough whether you are a practitioner, child or young person, parent or carer. We want you to find this site helpful in supporting, providing you with information and keeping you appraised of the changing world of safeguarding children.

We also have specific pages for:

We hope you find the site a useful reference and information source.

Our site is continually changing as new information and advice becomes available. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the information we provide, please contact us by telephone on 01234 276512 or email us on and let us know what other information would be helpful to you.

We hope that children and young people, families and communities will use the website as well as practitioners working with children and young people.

Jenny Myers - Independent Chair of the Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board

Contact the Safeguarding Children Board


Tel: 01234 276512/276346

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP

Training enquiries


Tel: 0300 300 6676