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Safeguarding Children - it's everybody's business

We all have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board has developed this website to provide easily accessible and  up-to-date safeguarding information for workers and volunteers, children and young people and parents and carers.  Please use the menus above to navigate around the website.  Information is given below about what to do if you are concerned about a child in Swindon.

Worried about a Child?

If you think that a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police emergency line by dialling 999

If you suspect that any child or young person is being abused or neglected, or you are otherwise concerned about their welfare or well-being, please get in touch with the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub​ immediately.
  • E-mail: Swindonmash-gcsx@swindon.gcsx.gov.uk​
  • Telephone: 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 466900​

CLICK HERE FOR THE MASH REFERRAL FORM ​

Guidance and Advice:

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) – a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused​ – this advice is for anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and families but is also useful for members of the public who who have concerns for the welfare of a child.

Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services (2018) ​- ​​ This advice is for practitioners and senior managers. It helps them decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally. It might also be helpful for practitioners working with adults who are responsible for children who may be in need.
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This guidance has been updated to reflect the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection              Act 2018, and it supersedes the HM Government Information sharing: guidance for practitioners and managers                  published in March 2015.

Further advice and guidance is available on the South West Child Protection Procedures website: http://www.proceduresonline.com/swcpp/​ 
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Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board

  • Civic Offices
  • Euclid Street
  • Swindon
  • SN1 2JH
  • 01793 463803
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