Out of Area Children in Care Notifications England

Last Updated: Thursday, 02-Nov-23 10:59

Important notice: Is your local authority contact email address correct? As the GCSX email system is being decommissioned, ADCS is looking to update the email addresses for notification purposes. Please contact gary.dumbarton@adcs.org.uk with your updated email address

The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review statutory guidance and the associated regulations updated in 2013, outline duties on local authorities to notify other local authorities if they place a child in care within their area. It also requires children’s homes to notify their host local authority when a child is placed with them by another authority. Where a child who is not in care is placed in a health or education placement for three months or more, or with that intention, the placing authority or organisation also has a duty to notify the host local authority prior to placement or as soon as practicable thereafter. The host LA, supported by relevant agencies in both the host and home authority must ensure that education and health partners are provided with information about placements of children in care into/out of their area.

ADCS has collated email addresses for each host LA, accessible via the A-Z list below. If you wish to update the local authority details listed here, please contact gary.dumbarton@adcs.org.uk. If you have queries about a certain area or placement, please contact the area directly using the details below or via the DCS contact or general local authority number as appropriate. ADCS does not hold any further information other than that listed below.

In collaboration with the College of Policing and NPCC we would like to encourage LA colleagues to also notify the relevant police force when a child is being placed out of area, based on the needs/risk of the child, this should include the risk of the child going missing It is hoped that this additional notification channel will assist in the safeguarding of some of the most vulnerable children in the care system.

Please use the police force contact details, linked below, to make the notifications. Further information on when to make the notification can be found within each police force webpage.

Local authority Secure email address LA website Police Force
Barking & Dagenham childrensservices2@lbbd.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Barnet CS.Notifications@barnet.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Barnsley BarnsleyLAChealth@barnsley.gov.uk Web link Missing_Person_Team@southyorks.pnn.police.uk
Bath & North East Somerset CIC_Admin@BATHNES.GOV.UK Web link MissingPersons@avonandsomerset.police.uk
Bedford Ifdinformation@bedford.gov.uk Web link Missing.Persons@Bedfordshire.pnn.Police.uk
Bexley AdoptionandFostering@bexley.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Birmingham centralrequests@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk Web link
Blackburn with Darwen cpunit@blackburn.gov.uk Web link forceintelligence@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Blackpool lacnotices@blackpool.gov.uk Web link forceintelligence@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Bolton lac.notifications@bolton.gov.uk Web link fib@gmp.pnn.police.uk
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: lacnotifications@bcpcouncil.gov.uk Web link
Bracknell Forest MASH@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Web link MASHBerks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Bradford Childincarenotifications@bradford.gov.uk Web link bd.childmash@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Brent child.notifications@brent.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Brighton & Hove Child.Protection@brighton-hove.gov.uk Web link BtnMissingPersonsTeam@sussex.police.uk
Bristol childprotection@bristol.gov.uk Web link MissingPersons@avonandsomerset.police.uk
Bromley cic.enquiries@bromley.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Buckinghamshire secure-OLALACNotifications@buckscc.gov.uk Web link MASHBucks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Bury csnotifications@bury.gov.uk Web link fib@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Local authority Secure email address LA website Police Force
Gateshead fostering@gateshead.gov.uk Web link missingpersonmailbox@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Gloucestershire childrenshelpdesk@gloucestershire.gov.uk Web link CEMM@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
Royal Borough of Greenwich Contact Greenwich for secure email address Weblink LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk

Local authority Secure email address LA website Police Force
Salford lac@salford.gov.uk Web link fib@gmp.pnn.police.uk
Sandwell Access_Team@sandwellchildrenstrust.org Web link
Sefton Olaplacements@sefton.gov.uk Web link
Sheffield SheffieldLookedAfterChildren@sheffield.gov.uk Web link Missing_Person_Team@southyorks.pnn.police.uk
Shropshire compass.admin@shropshire.gov.uk Web link ForceControl@westmercia.pnn.police.uk
Slough sloughchildren.referrals@scstrust.co.uk Web link MASHBerks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Solihull cpru@solihull.gov.uk Web link
Somerset CPAdmin@somerset.gov.uk Web link MissingPersons@avonandsomerset.police.uk
South Gloucestershire accessandresponse@southglos.gov.uk Web link MissingPersons@avonandsomerset.police.uk
South Tyneside Placements.Fostering@southtyneside.gov.uk Web link missingpersonmailbox@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Southampton LAC.Notifications@southampton.gov.uk Web link missing.exploited@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Southend-on-Sea lacnotifications@southend.gov.uk Web link c.and.pp.command.ops.centre.child.protection@essex.pnn.police.uk; MissingPersonLiaisonOfficer@essex.pnn.police.uk
Southwark Qaulac.Admin@southwark.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
St Helens safeguardingunit@sthelens.gov.uk Web link
Staffordshire Lac.notifications@staffordshire.gov.uk Web link missingpersons@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk
Stockport See website Weblink fib@gmp.pnn.police.uk
Stockton on Tees childrenshub@hartlepool.gov.uk Web link mfhcoord@cleveland.pnn.police.uk
Stoke on Trent srt.referrals@stoke.gov.uk Web link missingpersons@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk
Suffolk ChildreninCare@suffolk.gov.uk Web link mpa@suffolk.police.uk
Sunderland Safeguarding.Children@togetherforchildren.org.uk Web link missingpersonmailbox@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Surrey child.protection@surreycc.gov.uk Web link MASHDSs@surrey.pnn.police.uk
Sutton childrenlookedaftersupport@sutton.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Swindon SwindonPlacementNotifications@swindon.gov.uk Web link mash@wiltshire.police.uk

Local authority Secure email address LA website Police Force
Wakefield social_care_direct_children@wakefield.gov.uk Web link Wakefield.mash@westyorkshire.police.uk
Walsall childprotectionunit@walsall.gov.uk Web link
Waltham Forest LACfromotherborough@walthamforest.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Wandsworth Wandsworth-CLA-Notifications@wandsworth.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Warrington safeguarding&qaservice@warrington.gov.uk Web link mfh@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Warwickshire triagehub@warwickshire.gov.uk Web link force.control@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk
West Berkshire child@westberks.gov.uk Web link MASHBerks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
West Northamptonshire See Northamptonshire Trust
West Sussex oocn@westsussex.gov.uk Web link ws.missingpersonteam@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Westminster LACnotifications@westminster.gov.uk Web link LACNotifications@met.pnn.police.uk
Westmorland See Cumberland
Wigan clanotifications1@wigan.gov.uk Web link fib@gmp.pnn.police.uk
Wiltshire mash@wiltshire.gov.uk Web link mash@wiltshire.police.uk
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead mash@achievingforchildren.org.uk Web link MASHBerks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Wirral safeguardingnotifications@wirral.gov.uk Web link
Wokingham triage@wokingham.gov.uk Web link MASHBerks@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Wolverhampton wolverhamptonsafeguarding@secure.wolverhampton.gov.uk Web link 1 and web link 2
Worcestershire CLANotifications@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk Web link missingpeople.northworcs@westmercia.pnn.police.uk and wcchc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Local authority Secure email address LA website Police Force
City of York MASHBusinessSupport@York.gov.uk Web link missingfromhome@northyorkshire.police.uk