If you have a concern about a child
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Devon
County Council (DCC) children’s social care, education and youth services; Devon NHS health services, Devon and Cornwall Police and the Probation Service working together to safeguard children and young people.
What does the MASH do?
When a professional, family member or member of the public is concerned about a child or young person’s welfare or safety, they can contact the MASH so they can look into it.
What happens when an enquiry is made?
Partners in the MASH will share information to decide if:
- the child or young person has been hurt or could be hurt in the future
- the child or young person or you would benefit from support from other people who help children and families
Where can I get more information?
To find out more about the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) visit: www.devon.gov.uk/childprotection
If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, contact the MASH on 0345 155 1071 and give as much information as you can.