How to refer a child


If you think that a child or young person under the age of 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the MASH Team using the contact details below. Outside of office hours and at weekends and public holidays contact the 'out of hours contact' service on 030 0303 8671. If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.

Not all concerns raised about a child will automatically lead to a child protection investigation. Less serious concerns may lead to a more general assessment of need and the provision of services or the offer of advice and information.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Telephone: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026
Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH (secure email for those professionals with GCSX compatible emails, such as NHS, police and council staff. Do not email this account unless you are sure your email is compatible.)

Out of Hours Duty Service: 030 0303 8671

A Referral Into Social Care

Referral form, information and guidance - IF IN DOUBT, ALWAYS CALL THE MASH TEAM FOR ADVICE

> Safeguarding_children_poster_January_2016.pdf
> Referrals into MASH re FGM
> Childrens Social Care Referral Form Updated with SoS July 2016.doc
> What happens when you make a referral July 2016.pdf
> Thresholds of Needs Guidance May 2017
> Government guidance on 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused' - a guide for practitioners

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