LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

Worried about a child?

What to do if you are concerned about a child's safety or welfare.

Emergencies:

If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, contact the police and/or ambulance service directly on 999.

Non Professionals / Parents, Carers and Young People

Professionals

Non Professionals / Parents, Carers and Young People:

If there is no immediate danger or if you need advice, contact the Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:

Out-of-hours:

If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone our out of hours team on 01604 626938.

An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

Professionals:

If there is no immediate danger, you will need to establish the level of need and risk before you take action. Thresholds and Pathways will help you to do this.

If you need advice about the levels of need and whether to make a referral, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

To make a referral to the MASH please complete the online referral form

Out-of-hours:

If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone our out of hours team on 01604 626938.

An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

Referrals to the Designated Officers (formally LADO)

Last updated: 30 November 2015

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