Key Helplines and Numbers
West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership
Worried about someone
If you are worried about the safety of a child
If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.
If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the MASH. You can contact the MASH during office hours on the details below.
Tel: 01403 229 900
Email from a secure email address to: MASH@westsussex.gov.uk
The out of office hours (5pm – 8am weekdays) and 24-hour emergency number on weekends and bank holidays is 0330 222 6664 or email MASH@westsussex.gov.uk ensuring that you put in the subject box: ALERT FOR EDT
When you contact the MASH please give as much information as possible about the child you are concerned about. This will help the MASH decide the best way to respond to your concern. The information you give will be kept confidential. You can remain anonymous but it is helpful if you can give your name and details.
If you have concerns about a professional working with a child/children you should contact your Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 0330 222 3339