Report a child at risk

Concerned about a Child?

Overview

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to seek support or raise concerns about a child.

We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact us. We will listen, assess your concerns, and can take action if a child is at risk.

If you are not sure whether a child is at risk you can discuss the circumstances with us or with someone else who works with children, such as a teacher, health visitor or the NSPCC. All professionals who work with children have a responsibility to safeguard them and will know how to help.

If you think a child is in immediate danger contact us straightaway or call the Police on 999.

Contact us via the Children's Information and Advice Service

Monday to Thursday 08.45 - 17.15 and Friday 08.45 - 16.15

Email: MASH@birmingham.gov.uk
Secure email: Secure.MASH@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 303 1888

You can also contact the Children's Information and Advice Service to request an occupational therapy referral for a child.

Outside of these hours contact the Emergency Duty Team

Telephone: 0121 675 4806

How Partners/Professionals should report concerns about a child

Procedure for partners/professionals to report their concerns about a child can be found here.

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If you require any assistance or support please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service (CIAS) on 0121 303 1888

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