If the child or young person is not at risk of being significantly harmed consider an Early help response on 0300 555 2866 (Option 1) if you are unsure please view our right help, right time guidance on the Procedures page
More information about Early Help can be found at http://www.mywalsall.org/walsallearlyhelp/
If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately:
During office hours (Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 5.15pm Friday, 8.45am – 4.45pm) call Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 555 2866
Out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) Emergency Response Team Telephone: 0300 555 2922 or 0300 555 2836
To make a child protection referral, please send all information to the MASH using the Multi Agency Referral Form MARF (Word 260KB) to MASH@walsall.gov.uk This form must be used to support all verbal referrals and be sent within 24 hours.
Please refer to Top Tips to completing a MARF (PDF 280KB)
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999