Useful Phone Numbers
These are useful phone numbers for getting advice, or reporting a Safeguarding concern you may have.
School: 0161 863 3636
MARAT: 0161 912 5125
Multi-Agency Referral and Assessment Team.
MARAT acts as the 'front door' for Trafford's children and young people's service. MARAT accepts referrals for children and young people that are deemed to be in need of a certain level of support, and undertakes child protection enquiries where appropriate.
Depending on the nature of your enquiry or request MARAT will:
- Give advice and guidance
- Provide information on available services
- Put you in contact with other agencies or services which may be of help
- Put you in contact with the relevant professional dealing with a family
Anyone can contact MARAT; including parents, carers, young people, professionals and family members. Where required, MARAT will provide appropriate services to help people make contact with them, for example an interpreter.
LADO: 0161 912 5024
Local Authority Designated Officer
The LADO must be alerted to all cases (from any agency) where it is alleged that a person who works with children has behaved in a way that may:
- Have harmed or may harm a child
- Possibly have committed an offence against children
- Behaved towards a child, or children, in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children
The LADO can provide advice in addition to receiving referrals.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families. The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone, or online, to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish. It's staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who know how to spots the signs of abuse and what to do to help.
Parents and carers often have lots of questions, such as what is the right age to leave a child home alone, or what to do about bullying or how to keep their children safe online. Whatever the issue, the helpline is available 24/7 to keep children safe. Professionals, such as teachers and doctors, can contact the helpline for information and guidance. The helpline staff will provide expert advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111
Childline is for children. It's a free, private and confidential service where children can be themselves. Whatever they are worried about, whenever they need help and however they want to get in touch. Childline is there for children, online and on the phone, anytime.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19, living in the UK, with any issue they're going through. Whether it is something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.