Concerned about a Child?
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to seek support or raise concerns about a child.
We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact us. We will listen, assess your concerns, and can take action if a child is at risk.
If you are not sure whether a child is at risk you can discuss the circumstances with us or with someone else who works with children, such as a teacher, health visitor or the NSPCC. All professionals who work with children have a responsibility to safeguard them and will know how to help.
If you think a child is in immediate danger contact us straightaway or call the Police on 999.
Contact us via the Children’s Information and Advice Service
Monday to Thursday 08.45 – 17.15 and Friday 08.45 – 16.15
Telephone: 0121 303 1888
secure email: Secure.MASH@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk
You can also contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service to request an occupational therapy referral for a child.
Outside of these hours contact the Emergency Duty Team
Telephone: 0121 675 4806
How Partners/Professionals should report concerns about a child
Procedure for partners/professionals to report their concerns about a child can be found here.