Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

MASH provides triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns. It brings together professionals from a range of agencies into an integrated multi-agency team. This dedicated multi-agency team protects the most vulnerable children from harm, neglect and abuse by meeting goals specifically related to safeguarding, including:
  • A faster, more co-ordinated and consistent response to safeguarding concerns raised about vulnerable children
  • An improved ‘journey’ for the child or adult with a greater emphasis on early intervention and better informed services provided at the right time
  • A more straightforward and responsive process for the professional or member of the public raising a concern, with clear guidance and support
  • Closer partnership working, clear accountability and improved multi-agency communications
  • A reduction in the number of inappropriate referrals and re-referrals.