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Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership

Working together to safeguard adults and children in Bury

Professionals and Volunteers


During office hours Monday to Friday, the process for professionals contacting the MASH team in Bury is:

  • For non-urgent enquiries, requests for strategy meetings, crime reports etc. via the MASH email:
    This email will be accessed by the team during office hours.
  • Anything with threat, harm, risk that requires urgent action or out of office hours, please call 101/999.

Useful resources for professionals working in schools

Section 157 and 175 Audits

Schools are required to complete self assessments as part of their ongoing safeguarding practices.  The BISP also conducts an audit on safeguarding in schools and will use the following audit tool.  This can also be used by schools to support their own internal safeguarding reviews. word icon Section 157 and 175 Self Assessment [636kb]

Useful resources for professionals working with families with babies and young children

Having a baby or young child can be so rewarding and such hard work at the same time. Throw Covid into the mix and the days can seem endless, lacking in structure, and with lockdown and self-isolating being the words of the day it can lead to a lack of ideas on what to do to fill those days at home.

Decision making can be affected, normal routines out of the window and every day practice altered. Never mind having the time to consider your own mental health!  Take a look at the links below for some resources that you can share with the families you might work with who have a young children. They help promote Safe sleep, play, development, communication as well as sharing some great tips and advice.

Tiny Happy People - Online support to develop children's communication skills.  Exploring simple activities and play ideas and find out about early development. BBC - Tiny Happy People

The Lullaby Trust - Safe Sleep Guidance Lullaby Trust

Also, you can search Bury Health Visiting Service on Facebook for regular updates from the Bury Health Visiting Team.

To access The Lullaby Trust for Professionals training programmes and resources and request their professionals newsletter visit Lullaby Trust - Professionals Training

Please find attached a range of pages for professionals. Please make this page a favourite and visit us from time to time.

  • Case reviews referral process

    When must a serious case review must be held.

  • Child sexual exploitation - information for professionals

    As part of Bury Safeguarding Children Board's work to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) within Bury, the Bury Phoenix Team was set up, as part of Project Phoenix which emerged from the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership following a scoping exercise into practice in relation to child sexual exploitation.

  • Designated persons for safeguarding

    This role is key to ensuring that procedures and policies are in place and are followed with regard to safeguarding and child protection and that there is a dedicated resource available for other staff and volunteers to draw upon.

  • Domestic abuse

    Domestic abuse advice and guidance for professionals.

  • E-safety - information for professionals

    The online world is now an integral part of everyday life, especially for young people. As with the real world, there are risks online and it's important that we teach children how to manage them.

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)

    Female genital mutilation, sometimes referred to as female circumcision, refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non medical reasons.

  • LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

    All allegations about people who work with children, in statutory, independent or voluntary organisations, must be referred to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

  • Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy

    Resource for Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy.

  • Lessons Learnt

    Lessons learnt briefing sheets from recent case reviews and audits can be downloaded from this page.

  • Private fostering - information for professionals

    Under the Children Act 1989, there is a legal requirement for local authorities to be notified of any private fostering arrangements.

  • Practitioners forum

    These will be flexible to respond to the needs of each session, but will be based around the objectives. It is anticipated that each session will offer a mixture of planned material and issues that participants wish to bring on the day.

  • Procedures and useful documents

    Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership have signed up to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Board - Procedures. These are supplemented by additional procedures.

  • Statement regarding approaches by media companies

    BSCB statement following the BSCB meeting on 13 March 2013.

  • Voice of the child

    This powerful film has been made by young people across Greater Manchester, who have all had experience of professional support from a wide range of services.

  • Working with 'Offenders' families

    Resource for working with offenders' families and children.