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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

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here