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.

You can also make your enquiry online.

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