What is MASH?
The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Children Services, States of Jersey Police, Health and Social Services, Department for Education and Family Nursing and Home Care to Safeguard children and young people in Jersey. The MASH also works closely with other organisations such as Housing, NSPCC, Youth Service.
What does MASH do?
If a child or young person is thought to have been hurt or could be hurt in the future, MASH will refer the child and family to the Children Initial Response Team (CIRT) within Children Services for an assessment. Information will also be given to the Police if necessary to help stop or solve a crime.
If the child or young person has not been hurt, but the child and his/her family would benefit from extra help MASH will signpost to the appropriate agencies in Jersey for support.
MASH also offers a consultation to professionals who are worried about a child and would like to talk over any concerns they may have. If MASH feels the child is at risk MASH will insist that a referral is made.
If the situation is an emergency you should contact the police immediately on 01534 612612 or 999 if there is a threat to life.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
- Download the MASH information leaflet in English
- Download the MASH information leaflet in Polish
- Download the MASH information leaflet in Portuguese