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Who is in the MASH?

The MASH comprises a Team Manager, Assistant Team Manager, Senior Social Worker, Social Workers, First Contact Officers, Business Support Officer, and a number of staff, known as Navigators, from different core teams and agencies. The Navigators are employed and supervised by their own agencies, with the MASH Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager, coordinating their contributions to MASH and overseeing their day to day activity within the MASH. (Role of Navigator)

The Home Office protocol is clear that accountability for a MASH ultimately lies with Children’s Services (DCS) in the Local Authority. The MASH Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager have the final say in all safeguarding decisions.

The core partners represent the following agencies or bodies:

  • Merton Children’s Services Children’s Social Care &Youth Inclusion Service
  • London Metropolitan Police
  • NHS Partner Agencies
  • London Probation Trust

Core Partners

  • Children’s Social Care
  • Police
  • Health
  • Education
  • Youth Justice
  • Early Help
  • Transforming Families including their Gangs Worker
  • Domestic violence services including IDVA’s
  • Victim Support
  • Probation
  • MOPAC Young Women’s Advisor
  • Catch 22 Drug Services

All core partner agencies have signed an Information Sharing Agreement.

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 Monday 24 October 2016

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