Welcome to Oldham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). We are a statutory board made up of representatives from a wide range of organisations including LA school, police, probation trust, NHS and the voluntary sector.

We ensure all agencies work together effectively to safeguard children and young people, promoting the welfare of children in Oldham.

The Board's vision is for everyone to work together to ensure that all children and young people are safe and feel safe within their homes, schools and communities.

New Safeguarding Arrangements

We are pleased to publish our new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for Oldham. Oldham has a strong ethos of partnership working and we pride ourselves on our collective ambition for Oldham to be a place where children and young people thrive. Our approach to safeguarding is reflective of this ambition and seeks to ensure that children and young people are safe and feel safe in order for this ambition to be realised.

Worried about a Child - Report a Concern 

If you are concerned about a child suffering abuse, neglect or harm, or at risk of being - PLEASE SPEAK TO SOMEONE

Please call the MASH team on 0161 770 7777

If a child is in immediate danger phone 999 and speak to the police

Abuse (also called Significant Harm), comes in many forms and can happen to any child or young person at any age. Abusers can be adults but not just parents or carers, abuse often occurs within a relationship of trust e.g. a teacher, carer, family friend or youth leader.

The abuse can also come from your peers and even people you consider to be friends or are in a relationship with. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about a lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child or young person as physical abuse. 

Contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to report your concern by:

  • Phone : 0161 770 7777
  • Email: child.mash@oldham.gov.uk
  • Post:  MASH, Level 9, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT.

Or you can report abuse online at the CEOP website.

Latest Campaigns 

Nappy Sacks

Nappy sacks are disposable, often perfumed, plastic bags into which soiled nappies are placed after removal from babies and prior to disposal. They tend to be made of very thin coloured plastic.

Nappy sacks have recently been identified as causing suffocation and choking of babies under one-year-old. Authorities in the UK have become aware of at least 18 deaths associated with individual nappy sacks.

For more information:


The ‘Trapped’ campaign aims to raise awareness of all forms of criminal exploitation, in recognition that young people and vulnerable adults may feel ‘Trapped’ and need support to ‘find a way out’. Please download the poster and display this in your place of work, particularly if you work with children or vulnerable adults.

For more information please visit: It's not Okay website

The Present

The following short film was developed with local communities and actors to highlight how people can be exploited in these ways: