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What does the MASH do?

The MASH:

  • Is a ‘front door’ to manage all safeguarding referrals.
  • Researches information held on professional databases.
  • Provides a secure and confidential environment for professionals to share information.
  • Identifies low-level repeat referrals which taken in isolation may not appear concerning.
  • Prioritises referrals using a BRAG (Blue/Red/Amber/Green) rating (for more information see the MASH Process webpage)
  • Refers cases to other agencies.
  • Activates ‘first response’ social work services to provide immediate protection for a child.

Contact us

Address

MASH Team
12th Floor, Merton Civic Centre
London Road, Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone/Email/Fax

020 8545 4226 or
020 8545 4227 or
020 8770 5000 (out of hours)
020 8545 4204 (fax)
mash@merton.gov.uk

This page was last updated on Tuesday 8 April 2014

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