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If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the Portsmouth City Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police. You can contact the MASH during office hours.

Tel: 02392 688793  Email: pccraduty@portsmouthcc.gcsx.gov.uk

The out of office hours (5pm -8am weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays) is: 03005 551373

When you contact the MASH please give as much information as possible about the child you are concerned about. This will help the MASH decide the best way to respond to your concern. The information you give will be kept confidential. You can remain anonymous but it is helpful if you can give your name and details.

The MASH is the service to contact if you want extra help for a child or their family who live in Portsmouth. The team is multi-agency and brings together services such as from social care, education, health, police and children centres. The MASH aims to work together to offer the right help at an early stage to families who need support.  They will decide the most appropriate type of support to offer. Depending on your relationship with the child they may be able to keep you updated.

You can also find further information on the latest Department for Education campaign Child Abuse. If you think it, report it

Child Exploitation & On-line Protection

CEOP is there to support young people, parents and carers while surfing online, and offers help and advice on topics such as:

  • cyberbullying
  • hacking
  • harmful content

It also enables people to immediately report anything online which they find concerning, such as harmful or inappropriate content, or possible grooming behaviour.

For more information or to report a concern click here