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If you have any immediate concerns of a child’s safety or wellbeing contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team, dial 101 or 0300 126 7000
There are a number of measures in place to help protect children's safety and wellbeing. They are designed to give you or your child the help you need as quickly as possible to stop issues getting worse.
Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems.
Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol, or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a challenge.
If you’d like to find out more about early help, contact Miss Davidson, Deputy Head Teacher on 01604 406486