What is the Durham MASH?
The MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) was launched in March 2015. It is designed to be a central point for the screening, gathering, sharing and analysing of information about children who may be at risk of harm or who may need support services.
Who Works in the MASH?
The Service is made up of a range of co-located professionals from different agencies. They include colleagues from police including a detective sergeant and detective constable; health colleagues including a senior safeguarding nurse; four social workers from children’s social care; and Harbour (domestic abuse service) support worker.
All professionals will continue to be employed by their own agency.
Virtual links exist with other key agencies who will be asked to provide information where necessary.