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Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team

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Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team

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What happens when you contact Bury council's multi agency Safeguarding hub?

We are experienced children's services professionals, who are trained to deal with sensitive issues. We will ask you a few short questions to find out how best to deal with your concern.

We work closely with other professionals to make sure that action is taken and the right level of support can be given to the right people at the right time.

Report a Child at Risk

Child abuse can involve physical injury, neglect, or emotional or sexual abuse.

Abuse can happen to any child from any social background or ethnic group. It can involve a parent, another family member or someone else the child knows well, or it could be someone the child does not know.

If you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns.

If you work for an agency or organisation that has a policy or procedure about children at risk, then you should follow it.

If you are a member of the public, or if your organisation does not have a policy or procedure, take the following steps.


If a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the Emergency Services - 999 or Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050.

Not an emergency

If there is no immediate danger, or you need advice or information, you can either telephone the MASH on 0161 253 5678 (outside normal office hours 0161 253 6606) or complete the online form on the Bury Council website

Contact Details

Telephone Number

0161 253 5678

Secondary Telephone Number

0161 253 6606 (Emergency out of hours)


Local Offer

SEN Provision Type



We are an inclusive organisation/service who support Children & Young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Age Bands

11-15 years, 6-10 years, 0-5 years

Core Response Approved?



Referral Notes

Open referral by anyone who has a concern for a child - general public, professionals or parents

Service Information



Last updated 13th November 2023

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