Referral resources including managing allegations against staff, carers and volunteers who work with children and young people. An information guide for staff facing allegations and a form for referrals to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Managing Allegations against Staff, Carers and Volunteers who work with Children and Young People

Local Authorities will have a Designated Officer (DO) to be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases for dealing with allegations against people who work with children. If you wish to make a referral about a professional who works with children you can contact the Designated Officer to discuss the matter further.

Information guide for staff facing allegations

The aim of this information guide is to explain the processes involved, and the support and guidance available, if it is alleged that you have:

  • Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child; or
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or 
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she would pose a risk of harm if they work regularly or closely with children.

Form (MARF) for Referrals to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

This online form should be completed when making a referral to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for specialist support. All referrals should initially be made by telephone to 01902 555392 and then confirmed in writing immediately, and no later than 24 hours later using this form.