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Make a referral

Are you worried about a child?
If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed you must report this to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) immediately:

Telephone: You can call MASH on 0161 770 7777

Online referral: You can send a referral to MASH using the Online referral form

You should be given feedback by MASH on the outcome of your referral. Where appropriate, this feedback should include the reasons why a case may not meet the statutory threshold and offer suggestions for other sources of more suitable support. You should always follow up your concerns if you are not satisfied with the response and should escalate your concerns if you remain dissatisfied.

Pathway for all contacts made to Oldham MASH as of 01.02.21.docx

MASH Operating Procedures Sept 2020.docx

Information Sharing

Myth Busting Guide to information sharing.pdf

Concerns about modern slavery or human trafficking
If you have concerns that a child may be a potential victim of modern slavery or human trafficking then a referral should be made to the National Referral Mechanism, as soon as possible.


Channel is the safeguarding process for children, young people and adults at risk of being drawn into terrorism or extremism leading to terrorism
Practitioners are encouraged to:

• NOTICE concerns 

• CHECK them out 

• SHARE them through a referral, if appropriate

Channel is pre-criminal. Support is tailored to individual needs based on a vulnerability assessment.

National Channel referral form - Oldham version July 2020.docx

Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)

COMING SOON: 1 April 2021

As of 1 April 2021, all child death notifications must be reported electronically via the Greater Manchester eCDOP System

To notify the CDOP of a child death please CLICK HERE

Please remember it is a statutory requirement to notify the CDOP of all child deaths 0-17 years of age. If there are a number of agencies involved, liaison should take place to agree which agency will submit the Notification. However, unless you know someone else has done so, please notify the CDOP with as much information as possible.

CDOP officer - Denise Dawson (


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
T: 0161 770 7777

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