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Parents and carers

Safeguarding children and young people means helping to keep them safe and happy, protected from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

If you are a parent or a carer and are worried about a child, these pages are for you and provide information and useful links for you to find help and support.

Worried about a child? Call the MASH team on 0161 770 7777

If you are looking for advice, information and support, there are a many websites with sections for parents which you can visit including Barnardo's Parenting Support, Young Minds for Parents and for more general information visit Family Lives.

Abuse of Children

What is abuse? How do I report a concern? Information and help for all the different types of child abuse including physical, emotional and sexual with child sexual exploitation, FGM and forced marriage, and neglect.

Bullying: My child is being bullied

Support, Advice and Information to help stop bullying & cyberbullying:

'Child Protection Conference'

If you are a parent who has or is going to attend a child protection conference and you do not agree with the outcome then you are entitled to appeal against the decision.

To appeal you need to write or telephone the Safeguarding Unit at Rock Street on 0161 770 8080 and ask to speak to the Head of Service for Safeguarding or the IRO manager within 15 days.

Domestic violence and abuse

Links to 'End the Fear' website and the Oldham Council webpages, where support and guidance can be found.

Drugs and alcohol

Does you child have a drug or alcohol problem or you suspect they do? Where to get help and advice about drug and alcohol abuse.

Keeping safe online- E-safety

Help and guidance to make sure your child is safe when using the internet.

Missing - My child is missing

Find help if your child is missing


Watch the NSPCC short animated film about the underwear rule

Caring for someone else's children - private fostering

Find all the latest information about what you should do here.

Your child's wellbeing

Find help, support and advice on a range of issues including self-harm, healthy relationships, consent and others.

Further support, guidance and advice

Find links to the early help team, as well as local and national government advice and guidelines.

Worried about a child - call the MASH team 0161 770 7777

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