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Safeguarding children

  • Children, young people and families

Do you have concerns about a child?

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child please visit our child abuse web page.

What safeguarding children means

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means:

  • protecting children from maltreatment (abuse or neglect)
  • preventing impairment of child health and development
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care enabling children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully

The council, through it's Safeguarding Division, monitors and promotes best practice regarding children who are receiving a Social Care service. These are primarily children in care and children who are subject to Child Protection Plans.

The council also:

The BSCB is a multi-agency group that exists to ensure that children and young people are safe at home, in school and in the community whilst promoting the safety and welfare of all children in Barnet. It is an independent body with a statutory requirement to oversee the work of the council's Children’s Service and it's partners and seeks to prioritise the well being of all children and young people within the Barnet area. .


  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • North London Business Park (NLBP),
    Oakleigh Road South,
    London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 4066
  • FAX: 0871 594 8766
  • Email: mash@barnet.gov.uk

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