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Staying Safe

Child protection and safeguarding

If you are concerned about a child's safety please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116.  Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300.

Further information about safeguarding

Local Safeguarding Children Board
Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly, in exercising their social care functions, are responsible for ensuring there is a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) covering their area, to bring together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for helping to protect children from abuse and neglect. The LSCB is an inter-agency forum for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children in the area, and for making sure that arrangements work effectively to bring about good outcomes for children.

The LSCB has a comprehensive website detailing their work and offers useful advice:

Local Safeguarding Children Board website

Cornwall Council website

South West Child Protection Procedures website

Other services

Click on the 'view all' button above to find details of services able to advise on a wide range of child and family safety issues, including, cyberbullying and accident prevention. 

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