All children and young people need to have trusted adults around them to make sure they are kept safe from harm by other people, or from hurting themselves. It is also about taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best possible outcomes.
Find out more about safeguarding from the Bromley Safeguarding Children Partnership.
What to do if you are concerned about a child
If you think that a child or young person under the age of 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the MASH Team using the contact details below.
Not all concerns raised about a child will automatically lead to a child protection investigation. Less serious concerns may lead to a more general assessment of need and the provision of services or the offer of advice and information.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Telephone: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026
Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
Outside of office hours and at weekends and public holidays contact the 'out of hours contact' service on 030 0303 8671.
If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.
Resources for Parents and Carers
Bromley Children’s Project (BCP)
BCP supports families to create a safe, secure and happy environment for children aged up to 18 years, particularly those in need of additional help. This may be offered with targeted parenting courses and one to one family support.
Courses and workshops offered in Children and Family Centres:
- Support for those who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse
- Parenting courses
- Baby massage
- Healthy eating
- Targeted support groups
- Midwives clinic, baby clinic and breast feeding support
The sessions are great for parents and their children aged under five focusing on child development, school preparation, family support and parenting, health and wellbeing and acquiring new skills.
Find out more about the Bromley Children Project here.
Helping children and young people stay safe online
Bromley Safeguarding Children Partnership provide their ‘Top 25 tips‘ on keeping children safe online.
Gangs and Young People
The BSCP also offer advice on gangs and young people.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Find out more about child sexual exploitation from the BSCP.
Domestic violence affects people of every class, age, race, disability, gender and sexuality. The violence can begin at any stage of a relationship and may continue after the relationship has ended. Domestic violence can happen in many different ways, for example:
- Physical – hitting, punching, kicking, pushing, slapping
- Emotional – threatening to hurt the other person, doing and sayings things to frighten the other person, swearing at them or saying things to make them feel bad
- Sexual – doing or making someone do sexual things that they don’t want to
- Financial – taking away the other person’s money, not giving the other person money when they need it or not letting them get a job
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Extremists are targeting and grooming impressionable young people through social media and the internet in order to influence their minds in much the same way that sexual predators operate online.
Their message can have a powerful impact on someone who’s young, possibly unsure of their path in life, and may lack confidence.
Parents or carers in Bromley who have concerns about their children being exposed to extremism or radicalisation can access a variety of materials to help understand the risks.
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