Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

​Our Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to Children and Young People in Northamptonshire.

Smiling ladyThe service brings together professionals from a range of services that have contact with children, young people and families, making the best possible use of their combined knowledge to keep children and young people safe from harm.

There is a service improvement plan to ensure that children get the right service at the right time through an integrated from early help and social care MASH. Signs of safety strengths based approaches led by our principal social worker supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our Signs of Safety Champions and business support.

Children’s Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we can confirm that we will become a Children’s Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. We are currently recruiting energetic and passionate social workers to lead and develop high quality services.

There is a service improvement plan to ensure that children get the right service at the right time through an integrated approach from early help and social care MASH. Signs of safety strengths based approaches led by our principal social worker supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our Signs of Safety Champions and business support.

This is a very fast paced and busy team which will require you to have commitment and drive to be successful in this position within a service that strives to deliver positive outcomes for our children and families in collaboration with our external partners.

The creation of a new role with specific decision making focus, effective management and support is expected to continue the improvement in practice and create a service structure that attracts workers to the MASH and retains permanent employees.

You will be part of a team of three decision makers with four MASH officers who are responsible for referral information and making informed decisions in respect of safety of children within 24 hours of the referral. You will work collaboratively with our MASH partners and the child’s voice will be evident through your work. You will be a qualified Social Worker, with Social Work England registration, and have previous experience of working on a ‘Front Door’ service.

What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

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