Five Core Elements


A collocated team of professionals from core agencies delivering an integrated service with the aim to research, interpret and determine what is proportionate and relevant to share.


All notifications relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children to go through the hub.


The hub is fire walled, keeping MASH activity confidential and separate from operational activity and providing a confidential record system of activity to support this.

Critical design imperative:

Delivers Caldicott #4 and Golden Rule #6


An agreed process for analysing and assessing risk, based on the fullest information picture and dissemination of a suitable information product to the most appropriate agency for necessary action.


A process to identify victims and emerging harm through research and analysis.