The London multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) programme began in 2011 and a report into its effectiveness to date has found that the turn around time for child protection cases, judged as high or complex,  has almost halved in some areas. What is a MASH? A multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) co-locates a whole range of…

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Following an analysis of serious case reviews covering 2009 to 2011, it has been found that child protection practices have improved although there is still a slight concern that a minority of cases were not investigated by social workers. The analysis found that approximately 85 children die in England each year as a direct result…

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Statistics are being used by the NSPCC to help redefine the key issues which its innovative services for children and families will focus on.  Those statistics show: – Almost half of all Serious Case Reviews involve a child under one; – Infants under one face around four times the average risk of child homicide; and – Between 8…

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