Most things are socially defined by what people say or do, or how they are in their social groups and teams.
Through the eyes of a child, all professionals “are all simply adults with authority”. They do not necessarily see or understand professional training, status, qualifications or experience. They also do not necessarily understand the complexities involved in keeping them safe from harm or support delivered through partnership arrangements.
Continue reading To build change you need a whole systems view on partnerships
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.
Continue reading Multi-agency safeguarding – a new way of working together
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.
Continue reading The new government needs to play a key part in safeguarding vulnerable children
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.
Continue reading Visit the MASH team at Edinburgh’s BASPCAN congress
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.
Continue reading The multiagency safeguarding hub – how it works