The staff of the GSCE Safeguarding Support Unit office at Shire Hall are currently working at home so please communicate by email in the first instance -

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If you are worried or concerned about anyone under 18 who you think is being abused or neglected, or that a child and their family need help and support, please contact The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

Please follow the Options on:

01452 42 6565  

Professionals need to make referrals to the MASH for Children's Services by completing a MARF on the Liquid Logic portal


Should you experience any IT issues, please contact: 

Early Help and Targeted Support Service

Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years. At its heart it is about providing support by practitioners who have an existing, trusted relationship with the child, young person or family in order to intervene early and prevent problems from escalating.


To find out more about what support we can offer you to implement an Early Help approach, please click here


If you work with children and families and have safeguarding concerns which are not of an urgent nature and would like a conversation to consider threshold and planning, please contact the Community Social Work Team on 01452 426263.

Out of office hours

Outside of office hours, you should contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) or, if you have concerns about the immediate safety of the child or you believe a serious criminal offence has been committed please contact the Police at any time on 101.

01452 614194 If you are a Member of the Public

01452 614758 If you are a Professional


To report a concern about a professional working with children (Allegations Management)

Nigel Hatten, LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

01452 42 6994

Tracy Brooks, Allegations Management Co-Ordinator

Jenny Kadodia, Allegations Management Co-Ordinator


01452 42 6320

Safeguarding Training 

For questions about Multi-Agency & Single-Agency training courses contact the GSCE Training Team

More information


South West Child Protection Procedures can be found here:

Gloucestershire Child Protection Procedures


For local information about different types of violence and abuse and how to protect against it with links to local, practical support and help 

Please contact our local service GDASS for support on Domestic Abuse

Gloucestershire Take a Stand Website

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