What should you do if you are concerned about a child?
If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of a child you should contact the Redbridge MASH on:
Telephone - 020 8708 3885
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Duty Team (EDT) – out of hours service
Tel: 020 8708 5897 (after 5pm and at weekends).
Or write to the following address:
Redbridge Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub
Redbridge Children and Families
255-259 High Road
For further information and to download a Word version of the Redbridge Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF), visit the LSCB website.
Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) - Multi-Agency Threshold Document
The LSCB publish a guide for use by all agencies working with children, young people and families which provides information on seeking support from the Families Together Hub or making a referral into Children’s Social Care. The document, “Are you worried about a child? How to access early help, and thresholds for referral to children’s social care”, dated September 2018, can be accessed via the link below:
There is also a ‘quick’ reference guide:
A Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a centre which brings together agencies (and their information) in order to identify risks to children at the earliest possible point and respond with the most effective interventions. MASH allows the multi-agency safeguarding team to carry out a joint confidential screening, research and referral of vulnerable children. Agencies work together to ensure vulnerable children are identified and properly cared for and protected.