In the UK and internationally the face of public services has changed dramatically in the past three decades. This is as a result of political beliefs and fast moving government policies that impact on provision in the wake of the financial crisis.
Since leaving policing much of my work has focused on intelligence-led safeguarding, inter-professional practice and the multi-agency safeguarding hubs, commonly known as the MASH.
Over the years the social work profession has seen many changes, not just in the way the profession is structured but in law, policy and procedures.
By Nigel Boulton
Since leaving policing some four years ago I have been involved through my company with safeguarding professionals across all types of organisations. My work has involved intelligence-led safeguarding, inter professional practice and my own baby, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs, which are commonly known as MASH.