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If you are concerned about a child

Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, you should contact the police on 999. 

If you have a concern that a child is vulnerable or at risk of significant harm, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York on 01904 551900 and select option 3 or email MASH@york.gov.uk


Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team on 01609 780780

If you would like to make an early help referral or access advice for a family, you can contact the MASH Early Help Team on 01904 551900 and select option 2 or email them at earlyhelp@york.gov.uk 

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Safeguarding Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We have put together a dedicated page to provide a single point of access for anybody who is needing information, advice and resources in relation to safeguarding children and young people during this outbreak. There is advice for professionals, children and young people and parents and members of the public. This page will be updated regularly.  

Click here to view the CYSCP Coronavirus Page




About the CYSCP






Procedures, guidance, forms, and information useful for child care professionals plus the Basic Awareness e-learning course.


Children and young people

Includes information on being safe online, child protection conferences and general safeguarding advice

Parents, Carers and Public

Provides a wide range of safeguarding information and advice including information about the Children Act 1989, Child Protection Conferences and general advice for supporting and safeguarding children

Latest CYSCP News

Drug awareness information

Face coverings in relation to children

New training for Professionals

Changes to the website


Child deaths

Information and guidance relating to the Child Death Overview Panel and rapid response

Safeguarding Practice Reviews 

Reports of safeguarding practice reviews and serious case reviews