A Leaflet for Young People: Safeguarding (16-18 Years)

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A midwife, nurse or doctor has spoken to you in regards to safeguarding concerns that we have about you. This leaflet contains information about the process that will now take place.

A referral has been made to Milton Keynes Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The referral enables us to share information with schools, police and social care. This will not be shared without your knowledge. It may be that you have requested support or because child protection concerns have been raised. This support will be put in place by Children’s Social Care.

If you have a question about this please speak to the nurse or doctor providing care to you. As a health care provider we have a duty of care to you. The law states that if there are concerns about any child or young person then information about these concerns must be shared in order to assess if the child or young person is at risk of harm or if extra support is required for you.

As part of that process we have shared information with Milton Keynes MASH, your GP and/or School Nurse. Milton Keynes MASH will now consider the referral we have made. They may undertake an assessment of you and family’s needs and may contact you to gain more understanding of your circumstances. They may make contact with other professionals such as your GP/School Nurse and ask them to offer you support.

They may simply write to you and your parents/cares to advise you of our referral and to signpost you to further support or resources that you can access outside the hospital.

All agencies within Milton Keynes aim to work in partnership with you to support you wherever possible. If you are still worried and want more information you can talk to your nurse or doctor, you can also contact Milton Keynes MASH directly on 01908 253169 or 253170. Email: [email protected]

Further Support:
Child Line: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

HM Government Working together to safeguard children: A guide to interagency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of Children. March 2018. Children Act 2004.