An Exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager within the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team (MASH) part of the Gateway to cover maternity leave.
The Gateway is Hertfordshire front door function and comprises of MASH, Families First Triage and Adolescent Hub.
The MASH brings together Police, Probation, Safeguarding Nurses and Children’s Services staff, working together as a team, to share information and decision making about the best way to safeguard and meet the needs of vulnerable children in Hertfordshire.
The Hertfordshire MASH will deal with contacts and referrals sent by members of the public and professionals to Children’s Services for a safeguarding response. Where the MASH team considers that the child’s welfare will be better met by early help services, they will ensure referrals get to the most appropriate teams and will inform professional referrers the outcome of their request for a safeguarding assessment.
The main advantages of a MASH, is that by having key agencies working together, the time taken in gathering information from other agencies, is reduced. Reports that appear to indicate high risk to children will require a response to information requests within 4 hours, medium risk within 24 hours and low risk contacts will be passed to the Early Help desk within 72 hours.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Christine Askey on 01438 737282
Closing Date: 14th August 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed