Local and Government Guidance

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

This page has been set up in alphabetical order to help your search. Scroll down to find a wide range of help, advice and guidance.

Abuse of a Child

What to do if you are worried a child may be being abused

Babies - Safer Sleeping for Babies

The Child’s Voice (This is me)

This pack it to be used with children and young people when you are doing either a Common Assessment Framework, Child in Need and Child Protection Plan, for hard copies please contact the LSCB.

Child Death

Oldham Rochdale and Bury LSCBs have come together to collect and analyse information about the deaths of all children in their area.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Children's workforce induction standards



Charities and voluntary organisations

Child Action Northwest

Family group conferences:

The Children's Society

DBS referrals


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Forced Marriage


A national one-stop information and advice for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.

Children of offenders

i-HOP- Supporting all professionals to work with the children and families of offenders. The i-HOP service, provides a free to access one stop information hub to help you work with these potentially vulnerable families. Find local and national targeted services, training and events, case studies, quality assessed research and policy as well as practice models and case studies to inspire you. i-HOP is run by Barnardo’s and funded by the Department for Education.

i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit. This free practical resource is structured around 8 central aspects of work with offenders’ children and families. It includes check lists for you to self assess your service’s work with this group and a template to enable you to develop a realistic work plan.  

Information sharing

Madrassahs and supplementary schools

National guidance

HM Government Department for Education publications.

1. 'Working together to safeguard children' is a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

2. The former Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

3. National Childminding Association (NCMA) publications.


Oldham in conjunction with 'Action for Children' have put together a practical toolkit for professionals working with neglect, together with a Guide to using the toolkit.

Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children

Private Fostering

Safeguarding Standards

Safer Working

Services for Children in Oldham

The Oldham Council website brings together all services for children in Oldham.

Working with Men

Working Together to Safeguard Children


Visit the NSPCC's CASPAR (current awareness service for practice, policy and research) where you can subscribe to weekly email updates.