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Multi Agency Referral and Assessment Team (MARAT)

MARAT is a Multi Agency Referral and Assessment Team that acts as the 'front door' for Trafford's children and young people's service.

We accept referrals for children and young people that are deemed to be in need of a certain level of support and undertake child protection enquiries where appropriate. Once a referral has been accepted an Initial Assessment will be completed with a view to identifying appropriate services. 

Depending on the nature of your enquiry or request we will also:

  • Give advice and guidance
  • Provide information on available services
  • Put you in contact with other agencies or services which may be of help
  • Put you in contact with the relevant professional dealing with a family

Who to contact

0161 912 5125 General Helpline 8.30am to 4.30pm
0161 912 2020 Emergency Duty Team - Out of Hours
Fax: 0161 912 5056
Trafford Safeguarding Children Board

Where to go

Name of Venue
Trafford Town Hall
Venue Address
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Who is it for?

From birth to 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Anyone can contact MARAT including parents, carers, children, young people, professionals and family members.

Referrals can be made by telephone using the contact details above.

Alternatively, professionals can download and complete a Single Agency Referral Form (SARF - see right). This is also available as an online form.

Cost Information
Related Links
Complete the SARF online

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Our general helpline is open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team for urgent enquiries.

Where required MARAT will provide appropriate services to help people make contact with them, for example an interpreter. 

Please note we are not located in a publicly accessible part of the building.


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