Worried About Yourself Or A Friend
If you are in immediate danger or know another child who is then please call 999
If you are worried about yourself, your brother, sister or even a friend then it is important to speak to someone you can trust. This person could be your parent/s, your carer, a friend or even a teacher at school. It is good to talk and can help you feel less alone, it is important to remember that sometimes what may be happening to you or another child may mean that they can't keep it a secret and need to tell someone else to make sure that you are kept safe and that what is happening stops.
You can also contact the MASH team. The MASH is a team that are there to help you and make sure that you are protected and get the right help that you need. Where they need to they will share information with other professionals like the police, your doctor and other areas to make sure that you are looked after and protected. This will be discussed with YOU. You can contact the MASH by phone, email and also face to face.
Email: MASH@barnet.gov.uk or secure e-mail on MASH@barnet.gcsx.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8359 4066
Fax: 0871 594 8766
Walk-in: Children and families can 'walk in' to Barnet House and ask to see a children's social worker any time Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm
London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
Abuse is always wrong, and isn't something that is ever your fault or that you deserve, no matter how many times it happens. There can be lots of different types of abuse, and it is your right to be safe and feel safe at all times. The childline website has more information on this www.childline.org.uk You can also call childline on 0800 1111 and it won't show up on your telephone bill, they also have a confidentiality promise which means that what you tell them will be a secret. You can also talk to them online using the 1-2-1 chat system and also by email.
Together, we can tackle child abuse.
- All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect
- Anything you notice can help a child at risk. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect
- Last year nearly 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help
- To help protect a child or young person look out for changes in their Appearance, Behaviour and Communication (A B C)
- It’s up to all of us to keep children safe. Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone
- Report it anonymously to your local council, NSPCC or the police who can provide the support a child may need
- Information is gathered from many sources, and your report forms part of a bigger picture. Reporting your concerns to your local council, NSPCC, or the police, could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.
Child abuse. If you think it, report it. Contact Barnet MASH www.barnet.gov.uk/mash.
To find out more about child abuse campaign visit: gov.uk/tacklechildabuse