Referrals and Assessments

Make a referral


Phone: 0161 770 7777 - the MASH team


For hard copies phone 0161 770 8081.

Make an assessment

The Early Help assessment framework is Oldham's approach to conducting an assessment of the needs of a child or young person and deciding how those needs should be met.

Contextual Safeguarding

Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse. Parents and carers have little influence over these contexts, and young people’s experiences of extra-familial abuse can undermine parent-child relationships.

For more information about Contextual Safeguarding including links to resources please visit the Contextual Safeguarding Network website: