What should I do if I think a child is at risk of significant harm?

Question:
What should I do if I think a child is at risk of significant harm?
Answer:

Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service:

Phone: 0800 1313 126

If you have already made your enquiry by telephone and wish to submit any forms to support your enquiry you can add these online: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/childprotection/Report-a-concern-online.aspx.

You can also make your enquiry online:

 https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/childprotection/ChildProtection.aspx

Open: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
 
Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886

Mobile: 07815 492613 

The referral must be followed up in writing using a Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF) within 48 hours (the address is written on the referral form). 

To download a poster containing advice on what to do next, including contact numbers, please see the Make a Call, Make a Difference Poster (931 KB)

Staffordshire Police:
Telephone: 101 and ask for M.A.S.H. (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Outside of MASH hours, report to the Area Communications Room
In an emergency always call 999