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Putting children and families first with an Early Offer of Help

This is the second blog in our series on the Early Help Offer, as an addition to universal preventative services for children and troubled families.

Back in 2011 Professor Eileen Munro recommended that the government place a statutory duty on local authorities and their partners to ensure enough early intervention services were in place.

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The multiagency safeguarding hub – how it works

When the multiagency safeguarding hub (MASH) receives a contact, the MASH screening officers for social care first check if the child already has a social worker. If there is an allocated social worker, they are considered to be the best person to support the child, so the case is referred directly to them.

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