Child protection and how to report a concern
If you're concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm, and you believe it requires urgent action, call the police on 999.
You're concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in the Christchurch area
Contact Bournemouth Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
You're concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in the Dorset area
Contact our Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) if you're concerned about the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
See our adult abuse page for contact details for young people aged 18 to 25.
What to report
See the NSPCC website for information about the different types of child abuse and what you should do if you're worried about a child.
Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB)
Visit the DSCB website for further advice and support if you have concerns about a child.
The DSCB brings together information for:
- young people
- their families
- anyone who works with children and families