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Luton Borough Council

Safeguarding children

Protecting vulnerable children is everyone’s business, and we all need to be alert, to know what to look out for and where to go for advice, as well as having the confidence to report any acts of abuse safe in the knowledge that they will be acted on.

Concerned about a child?

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child please contact MASH:

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Online referral:

​​​For members of the public         For professionals
submit your concerns online         submit a professional online referral

Telephone: 01582 547653
Out of hours: 0300 3008123
Emergency: 999
Email: [email protected]

Luton's Local Safeguarding Children Board (LLSCB) sees all agencies working together to safeguard children from abuse and violence. Follow the link above to find out about policies and procedures, training and further information.

Helping homeless young people

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Are you 16 to 17 years old and at risk of homelessness? Then read our Helping homeless young people guide which will help you to understand what support you can expect from us.​​​​​​​​​​

LSCB Serious case reviews

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for carrying out a Serious Case Review under the following circumstances:
  • Abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected
  • and either the child has died or the child has been seriously harmed and there is a cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The reports are published and links to recent reviews can be found in the downloads section on this page.


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