Skip to content ↓


CHILDLINE: 0800 11 11

Safeguarding children is our first responsibility On this page you can find all the policies and procedures we follow to ensure that every child remains safe. It also explains what we do if we have concerns about children.

The Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mr Dave Catt

The lead for safeguarding is Mrs J. Whitby (DSL)

Safeguarding is a high priority.

Our safeguarding policy is available on our policy pages

Safeguarding children is everybody's duty so, if you have a concern about a child please tell us or contact Knowsley MASH:

Knowsley Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0151 443 2600 (during office hours)
Our office hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Members of the public should always make contact by telephone.
If you urgently need help outside office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0151 443 2600
Please note if you believe a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police urgently, CALL 999 Emergency
The Knowsley Multi – Agency Referral Form (MARF online referral form) may be used by professionals only to refer children into the MASH.

Childline 0800 1111

If you are worried that you are being bullied visit the Bullybusters website or call Bullybusters Tel: 0800 169 6928 who can provide support for victims of bullying and their families.

The UN Convention states that Children and Young People have rights, such as:

The right to life
The right to be treated as equal citizens
The right to live in a safe environment
The right to be educated without fear
The right to be protected from abuse and neglect

Tel. 08000 68 41 41 for support and practical advice to anyone concerned that a young person they know may be suicidal. Calls are free from BT landlines. Other networks and mobile rates may vary.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Virtual College teamed up to provide a short, free online course entitled ‘Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from CSE’ designed to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to protect children against sexual exploitation. 

Child Criminal Exploitation

Criminal exploitation is when individuals or gangs target children and force them to carry out criminal activity. Exploiters may force children to deal drugs, steal, commit a violent or sexual act, traffic them. More information can be found on the Children's Society website.