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What does the MASH do?


  • 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


12th Floor, Merton Civic Centre
London Road, Morden


020 8545 4226 or
020 8545 4227 or
020 8770 5000 (out of hours)
020 8545 4204 (fax)

This page was last updated on Tuesday 8 April 2014

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