Thurrock MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) includes a wide range of statutory and non-statutory agencies, such as:
- children’s social care
- health agencies
- youth offending service
- early help services
- mental health services
- domestic violence service providers
- adult social care
- substance misuse services
The purpose of the MASH is to enhance information sharing across all organisations involved in safeguarding the welfare of children in Thurrock - encompassing statutory, non-statutory and third sector sources.
Core agencies will ensure that their representatives either sit in the MASH office on specific days or have ‘virtual’ contact.
When referrals come in, the Hub will analyse information that is already known within separate organisations in a coherent format to inform decisions.
All partners will work together to provide the highest level of knowledge and analysis to make sure that all safeguarding activity and intervention is timely, proportionate and necessary.
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