If you suspect that a child or young person in Croydon may be being abused or neglected, it is vital you report your concerns so that this can be investigated.
Child protection and safeguarding referrals
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm, call 999
Croydon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – What do we do?
The aim of Croydon’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is to provide safer outcomes for children, who are referred to them.
The Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the Local Authority’s ‘front door’ to manage all child protection referrals and to consider the most appropriate support available for families in need of help. The MASH team is made up of: Children’s Social Care, Police Public Protection Desk, Health, Education, Youth Offending Service, Early Intervention and Support Services, Youth Services and Probation.
How to make a referral: follow this link for more information about how to make a referral to MASH
To access the online referral form – click here
To download a word version of the referral form – click here
Contact Details for Child Protection
Department of Children, Families and Learning
Telephone: 0208 726 6400 (24 hours)