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Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child, anywhere.


If you are concerned that a child might be being sexually exploited, contact the police on 101 (always call 999 in an emergency).

If you are concerned about a child or young person in Herefordshire and want to speak to someone, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01432 260800.

A MASH is a partnership between the local council (children's social care), police, health, probation, education and Women's Aid. It provides a single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns. It is a confidential unit in which information is shared securely in order to make sure children and young people in Herefordshire are kept safe. When a professional, family member or member of the public is concerned about a child or young person's welfare or safety, they can contact the MASH.

You can find more information and help for services in Herefordshire here.

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