If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect, our First Contact Hub is where to start. This is often referred to as the ‘Front Door’ of children’s social care.
The number to call is: 01753 875 362. The operating hours (for this team only) are 9am to 5pm
Please do NOT use the number above for general enquiries. For these, use 01753 477 321 between 9am and 5pm.
For emergencies outside these hours call the Emergency Duty Team on 01344 786543 email: EDT@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or dial 999.
If the child or young person requires immediate protection please call the First Contact Hub on 01753 875362 and send the electronic multi agency referral form (MARF) to Child.Protection@slough.gcsx.gov.uk or deliver it to: First Contact, Slough Children’s Services Trust, St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3UF.
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) works with several multi-agencies to gather information on referrals. More information on this, and First Contact, can be found here.
The ‘triangle’ below visually outlines Slough Local Safeguarding Children Board’s continuum of need. We use this to clearly (and quickly) identify and assess the level of need and intervention required when a child is first brought to our attention.