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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.