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Worried about a child or young person?

Worried about a child or young person?

If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.

If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) using the link below. They are available 24 hours a day.

https://www.dorsetlscb.co.uk/working-with-children/applying-thresholds-and-reporting-concerns/

If you live in an area not listed above, find details of how to contact your local council’s social care department here.

If you think the child is in immediate danger, you should call the police.

For young people

We want to make sure young people and children in Dorset have their voices heard.

Find out how we help

Need information or advice?

Find a list of organisations who can offer you support.

Visit the useful links page