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Can David Cameron’s child protection task force achieve quality in children’s services?

When a proposal was made in 2014 that accredited standards for social work would be introduced by the Department of Education through the Chief Social Worker for England, I saw real potential for promoting social work excellence in children’s services.

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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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