Information for Small Community Groups, Voluntary and Faith Sectors

Action Together

Action Together

Action Together CIO has a vision for strong and dynamic communities in Oldham and Tameside that have the means to support themselves and their neighbours to enhance their quality of life. Action Together believes local people have the power to improve lives and communities particularly through collective action. Tameside has active and vibrant communities and a strong base for community action with over 1,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. These provide 1.5 million interventions of support to local people every year and an established culture of volunteering with 34,000 people giving their time to benefit others. Action Together provides a range of services, including specialist support, advice and training.
Safe Network

Safe Network

Safe Network is a project managed by NSPCC and Children England and created as a result of the Government’s Staying Safe action plan. It is about keeping children safe when they are taking part in activities outside the home; from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups etc
Independent Safeguarding Authority

Independent Safeguarding Authority

The Independent Safeguarding Authority: created as part of the Government's Vetting and Barring Scheme to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults.


Madrasahs are supplementary schools set up to deliver Islamic education in order to promote the religious, cultural and linguistic identities of children aged 5 to 15. They operate daily in the evenings between 4.30pm - 7.30pm and in some cases at weekends. Madrasahs are self-financing, voluntary and independent. They are managed, administered and coordinated by volunteers from the local community who want Muslim children to become model citizens whilst maintaining their religious and cultural heritage.

The TSCB has worked with Madrasah and mosque leaders to develop guidance, Learning Well and Safely for the volunteers and parents of children who attend the Madrasahs.

(Please note that the pdf versions of this guidance are formatted to have two languages. To reverse the document so that the language you want to read is the correct way up, click on the link below and then use the rotation feature on the toolbar above the document.)

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form