Children’s Assessment and Safeguarding Team (CAST)

The CAST team works with families when there is a need for a Child and Family Assessment after information is gathered by the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH). They will make a Child in Need, Child Protection or Child Looked After assessment, and work to effect change and enable the families to build their resilience and wherever possible, remain together. The team will also undertake court work to achieve permanency for those children where they need to live outside of their home environment.