Worried about a child

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child it is very important that you contact us. 

Salford City Council and our partners have a multi agency hub called the Bridge Partnership that screen all contacts concerning the welfare or safety of a child to children's services. 

Who is involved? 

  • Children's Services
  • Early Help services
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Achieve Recovery Services
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Why are we doing this now? 

  • To be more responsive to contacts
  • To ensure your contact is dealt with by the most appropriate service
  • To avoid duplication of work by internal and external agencies 

The Bridge Partnership can be contacted by telephone on 0161 603 4500 from 8.30am to 4.30pm. If you need to speak to somebody about your referral of concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 794 8888.

All enquiries concerning the welfare or safety of a child must go through the Bridge Partnership via our online referral form below.  

Please note that once you start completing the form it must be completed within one hour.

Online referral form


If you are a practitioner and you want to make a referral to the Bridge Partnership, please use our online referral form below.

Online referral form 

If you need to submit Family Assessment forms, Team around the Family meeting invitations, or education welfare referral forms, please continue to visit our secure upload page

Vulnerable to radicalisation

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a person who may be vulnerable to radicalisation or being drawn into terrorism please complete the channel referral form below.

If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed, or if a child is home alone, the police should be called on 999. 

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This page was last updated on 11 June 2019

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