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Single Agency Referral Form (SARF) - Reporting a Safeguarding Concern in Tameside

Online reporting of Safeguarding Concerns

The safeguarding functions within the Tameside Children’s Hub bring together multi-agency resources to provide a quick and robust response to safeguarding children at the front door. Effective use of this form will aid that process and ensure accurate and timely responses are provided.

Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children’s Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form – via this link: https://secure.tameside.gov.uk/forms/socialservices/f1311SingleAgencyReferralForm.asp

It is important that you are aware of and have consulted the Thresholds Guidance prior to the referral being made – The current version of the Thresholds Guidance can be found on the TSCB website https://www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk/professionals/thresholdguidance.aspx

Please note that if an Online Electronic Referral is sent out of core office hours, then it will be picked up the next working day – if the referral is an emergency, the Out of Hours team must be contacted on the number below.

Safeguarding referrals can also be made via the telephone.

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222

Written information must be sent to the Hub following a telephone referral within 24 hours.

You should expect a decision on your referral within 24 hours and will be notified by the Hub
 

Worried about a child?


If you have any concerns about a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect, it is important that you report it. Your phone call could help safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the child is at immediate risk please contact the Police on 999

If the child is not in immediate danger please contact Childrens Social care Public Service Hub
 
  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays - 0161 342 2222

Other useful contact numbers
 
  • NSPCC Child Protection helpline – 08008005000 (a free 24 hour service)
  • Childline – 0800 1111 (a free 24 hour helpline for children)