Organisation or Service
Description of activity
The MASH is the single point of entry for all referrals regarding concerns for a child or young person (unborn to 18 years) or where it is felt they would benefit from additional support. Referrals will cover all thresholds of need from child protection to early help.
Before referring to the MASH you need to consider if the child or young person‘s needs can be met by services from within your own agency, or by other professionals already involved with the family. In order to make a referral you will need to complete a referral form. You will then receive an acknowledgement email from the MASH with a reference number. Please also download the information leaflet explaining the MASH process and issues around consent.