The BASPCAN Congress 2015 might have been the 9th such congress, but it was my first – first for me as a professional who is passionate about safeguarding vulnerable people whatever their age, and a first for my company as an exhibitor.
It’s been nearly 8 months since we had the idea over a few glasses of wine to submit a paper to the BASPCAN organisation and see if they were interested in hearing our message about the MASH (multi-agency safeguarding hub) vision and model.
In this blog Marisa De Jager describes how the MASH process works.
When the multiagency safeguarding hub (MASH) receives a contact, the MASH screening officers for social care first check if the child already has a social worker. If there is an allocated social worker, they are considered to be the best person to support the child, so the case is referred directly to them.
Government has published a new action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation, including an extension of the wilful neglect offence to children’s social care, education and elected members where people have been found to have failed in their duty to take action in respect of cases of abuse and neglect.
All families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
This quote from Tolstoy is a timely – and timeless – reminder of how much grief and unhappiness exists behind the closed doors of the family home.