MULTI AGENCY SAFEGUARDING HUB (MASH)
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
MASH is a partnership between Devon County Council children’s social care, education and youth services; Devon NHS health services; Devon and Cornwall Police; and the Probation Service working together to safeguard children and young people. When a professional, family member or member of the public is concerned about a child or young person’s safety, they can contact MASH. They deal with all enquiries/referrals where there is a child protection concern. You can find out more about what the organisation does and how to contact them in this information sheet for parents
If you have serious concerns about a child or young person, or if you need help parenting your child, you can call 0345 155 1071 or email:
(Out of hours, please call 0845 6000 388. If it's an emergency, dial 999).
Safeguarding protects children beyond the four areas of abuse which must be reported to MASH. We consider safeguarding in all aspects of school life and have procedures in place to ensure that, as far as possible, 0ur children continue to be safe from harm or neglect.
The Devon Safeguarding Children Board has an Early Help strategy to protect children or young people in Devon and provide help and advice to families as soon as they need it. Early Help is about more than child protection: it is about making sure that children living in Devon are safe, happy, healthy and well educated. Early Help co-ordinators work across Devon to ensure that those children and families needing help are receiving it from the right professionals. If you feel that your family would benefit from Early Help, please contact a Designated Offer your child’s school.
For additional support and advice, click on the link to the attached documents,