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If You Are Concerned About a Child

If you are unsure that a child may be suffering but are worried, or if you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please use the contact details at the bottom of the page.

In an emergency outside normal office hours, please contact our Emergency Services on telephone or the police.

You may be concerned about a child close to you - perhaps a relative's child a neighbours or even your own - and want to talk to somebody. You can call your local Children’s Services, the Police or NSPCC and be sure that your call will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.

All cases are treated in confidence by highly experienced staff who work with children and their families. Their main role is the welfare and protection of children. The Bedfordshire Local Safeguarding Children Board believes, wherever possible, the best place for a child is with their own family.

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).

multiagency@bedford.gov.uk

If it is an emergency please ring 999

Bedfordshire Police
Telephone:  (01234) 841212

NSPCC 24 hour Child Protection Helpline
Telephone: 0808 800 5000

All calls are treated in confidence and passed to a suitably qualified professional who can act on any of your concerns.

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Health and Social Care

Bedford Borough Council is responsible for social care services within the borough. This section explains how we support people of all ages who may need care either at home or in another setting.

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