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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.

You can view the Child Protection Procedure Policy on the South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Group website. The document details the nature of child abuse, the legal framework, etc.


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 offering useful advice: Local Safeguarding Children Board web site.

Please do not contact the LSCB if you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on: 0300 123 1116.

Link to the Safeguarding Adults web page

Multi Agency Referral Unit

3 North
County Hall

0300 1231 116


01872 323653

Online Referral Form