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Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically and/or emotionally or due to neglect.

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Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)

Safeguarding and CP concerns

If you feel that a child is at risk of harm you must refer the child to the Children's Services Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team. All safeguarding concerns must be referred to MASH, using the multi-agency referral form which you can access by clicking here.

For all referrals requesting local authority early help services, a referral needs to be made to Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) through a multi-agency referral form as a part of the integrated front door for children’s services. These services include targeted family support, targeted youth support service, youth community service, early years and children centre service. Clearly state what you are asking the service to do and ensure that you have consent from the parent or young person to share the referral with the proposed service.

For safeguarding concerns, please contact