Reporting concerns

If you are worried about a vulnerable child or adult, it is important that you report your concerns to the appropriate people, as soon as possible. This will help to ensure the safety and well being of the individual is put first.
Unless there are child protection concerns or a statutory requirement to undertake an assessment i.e private fostering, homeless etc, MAST will only accept referrals from agencies with an Early Intervention Single Assessment (EISA)
For help with filling out a referral form, see: MAST referral form guidance

In an emergency where there is a threat to life or serious injury call 999

I’m worried about a child

If you’re concerned, please call the Multi Agency Screening Team on 01422 393336 during normal working hours.

When MAST are unavailable, you can call the Out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 01422 288000.

Unsure if it’s abuse?

Child Abuse, takes many forms but the key categories are Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Neglect. See signs and symptoms.

Early intervention

Early Intervention & Safeguarding Statutory Referral form
Child and Family Early Intervention Single Assessment

I’m worried about an adult

If you need guidance or advice, you can call gateway to care on 01422 393000.

To alert us about about adult abuse, fill in this alert form and email it to gatewaytocare@calderdale.gov.uk.

To contact us out of normal working hours, call our Emergency Duty Team on 01422 288000

Safeguarding Adults Alert Form

Guidance for safeguarding adults alert form

Concerns about an adult working with children

This link will provide information about allegations against staff and volunteers who have contact with children and young people in their work or activities and should apply in all situations where it is alleged that a person has:

  • Behaved in a way which has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child;
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she would pose a risk of harm to children’ (as outlined in the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’)

LADO Flowchart
LADO Referral Form
LADO Leaflet

Contact details

cheryl.baxter@calderdale.gov.uk
cheryl.baxter@calderdale.gcsx.gov.uk
Tel: 01422 394086