Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Older woman making a phone call at home

Knowsley’s approach to safeguarding on an operational level is led by the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH); the MASH is made up of staff from Knowsley Adult Social Care, police, health, and key partner agencies including Children’s Social Care, housing, Shield, Youth offending Service, Family First and Early Help.

The MASH co-ordinates all safeguarding enquiries as defined in section 42 of the Care Act 2014. Safeguarding referrals can be made online using the Multi Agency Referral Form, (MARF), or by telephone.

Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is central to our approach to safeguarding within the MASH. MSP supports a person-centred strength-based approach to safeguarding that aims to support adults to identify and achieve the outcomes they desire from the referral. Making Safeguarding Personal underpins the work of all our safeguarding function.

More information about safeguarding adults in Knowsley is available on the council’s website.