The Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The MASH provides a single point of access to advice, information and support services for professionals working with vulnerable and at-risk children and young people.
Urgent child protection referrals
Contact the MASH on 020 8314 6660 and ask to speak with a duty social worker. If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999 or contact your local police on 101.
Support for children and families during the Covid-19 outbreak
We are expanding our family information service to support people in the best way possible.
What is the MASH?
If someone is concerned about the safety and welfare of a child, they can contact the MASH, which is a partnership of agencies with a duty to keep children safe.
Information for professionals about the MASH
The Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides a single point of access for all professionals to report safeguarding concerns to children’s social care. Professionals can also request commissioned targeted family support through the multi-agency early help panel.
Information for parents and carers about the MASH
Information for parents or carers of a child who has been referred to the MASH.
MASH request form
Use this form to request advice, support or protection from the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
Contact us by telephone
For urgent child protection referrals contact the MASH on 020 8314 6660 and ask to speak with a duty Social Worker.