Being a social work-led service delivery, we quickly mobilise a fully-managed team of senior social workers and experienced MASH managers to work on a co-location basis alongside your own team.
Our team progresses cases to child and family assessment, refers them on to appropriate universal services or Early Help services, initiates child protection enquiries or decides no further action is required. We also provide advice and support directly to families and professionals.
How do you know that the MASH thresholds you have in place are right? Taking a RAG rating approach, our team assesses each contact to ensure the correct thresholds are applied according to the child’s needs. By RAG rating each contact or referral, we discover if there are inconsistencies with the application of threshold or within the referral process itself and identify if inappropriate contacts are being received via partner agencies. These findings are passed onto the local authority and partner agencies with recommendations on how to make the application of threshold more consistent and appropriate.
For us, a successful MASH is so much more than just bringing the right people together. It’s about creating, and sustaining, environments where partner agencies can work seamlessly together.
MASH referrals at Oxford
“Innovate CYPS quickly progressed MASH enquiries with regular reports from senior managers who understand the wider context of MASH processes and requirements. This enabled our MASH team to clear a backlog of work.”
Lara Patel, Area Service Manager, Oxfordshire County CouncilRead about the project