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.

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 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The Lullaby Trust is runs an annual awareness campaign to try and reduce the figures of SIDS even further as four babies are still dying each week from 'sudden infant death syndrome'.

Read their literature and about their campaign or visit the Lullaby Trust webpages.