Safeguarding Children is Everyone's Responsibility
Welcome to the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board website
The MSCB is a statutory organisation whose main objective is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of work that is done in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in Manchester, through the MSCB Business Plan.
What to do if you have concerns about individual children
Those best placed to consider what to do about your worries are the specialist professionals in the area the child lives. It is their job, in law, to help safeguard and protect children. It is vital that you discuss your concerns with those who are best placed regarding any concerns that you have, no matter how trivial they may seem initially.
If you have any worries about a child's safety or welfare, in the first instance speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.
In addition, you can call the NSPCC Child Protection helpline on 0808 800 5000 to discuss your concerns, or ask for advice by email.
The NSPCC also provide a helpline services for children themselves who are looking for someone to talk to (Childline 0800 1111).
Finally, if you think a child is at risk of immediate harm, please contact the police by calling 999.