Worried about a child?

If you believe that a child may be suffering, or may be at risk of suffering significant harm, then you should always talk to Children's Services by ringing the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) during office hours on 01908 253169/70 or the Emergency Social Work Team out of office hours on 01908 265545. Alternatively, you can contact us at children@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Do you think a child or young person you know might be suffering from any of the following?

  • Physical abuse – being hit, kicked or punched
  • Physical neglect – not being properly fed or clothed or suffering from poor hygiene
  • Sexual abuse – exposed to inappropriate sexual behaviour, language or assault
  • Emotional abuse – constantly criticised, ignored, humiliated or being exposed to domestic violence

What should you do to help?

  • Act promptly
  • Make a note of your concerns and act promptly by contacting us on 01908 253169/253170 or the Emergency Social Work Team out of office hours on 01908 265545. Alternatively, you can email the Children team
  • Give as much information as you can about the child or family

Please don't:

  • ignore your concerns
  • assume someone else will call
  • try to resolve the situation yourself

You can also speak to a health visitor, doctor or teacher and ask for their advice and support.

Professionals:

If you are a professional, you should make a referral by completing the online Multi-Agency Referral Form  or the paper form available on the Children and Families Practice Professionals webpage.

Safeguarding is everybody's business.

Worried about an adult at risk? Email us or call 01908 253772.

Last Updated: 16 November 2017